monitor

From Rhizome Artbase
2002
Description

In this piece, a looped clip from a famous American war epic appears as surveillance footage. In the style of seminal video works by Nauman or Wegman, a solitary individual in the studio/cell performs a repetitive act to mark time. Only here, these actions determine time - the clock displayed progresses only with the actions of our hero, one second per gesture. The image, initially live, grows less so as the scene progresses.

Kevin Hamilton
14 April 2003
Legacy descriptive tags
Steve McQueen, Bruce Nauman, The Great Escape
Attribution: Kevin Hamilton
Readymade, Generative, Event, Conceptual, surveillance, space, social space, performance, live, Javascript, HTML, Flash, video, Animation
Attribution: Rhizome staff
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Variant History
outside link
2002
open submission
14 April 2003
Kevin Hamilton
static files
14 April 2003
cloning
Rhizome staff