Panoptical Village

1998 | Three-channel video installation | size variable, minimum 300 x 300 x 250 cm

entrance of video installation

a person crossing a video projection
»surroGate« ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Institute for Visual Media 1998

Tiny wooden figures in a traditional toy village are mounted at eye level on a rotating metal disk; three surveillance cameras record the miniature world. Color filters modify the video image that are then projected in larger-than-life size onto three screens in a second installation space. If the visitor enters this space, his shadow falls across the projections.

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video projection, blue houses

video projection, red houses

video projection, blue-green houses


metal stand with three surveillance cameras
Iron stand, cameras, wooden objects
installation layout
Installation set up, diagram

Panoptical Village 1998