Swarm has received an Honorary Mention in the Interactive Art category at Ars Electronica.
A ring of five cameras is configured to continuously monitor a 360-degree field of view. The resulting panorama is then displayed on five screens on a wall. Software filters the video captured by the cameras to show only one person on each screen. The footage of each person loops, only being replaced once a new person stands in front of one of the cameras.
Five cameras are located in the center of the gallery, panoptically configured to continuously monitor a 360-degree field of view. Computers process the video captured by the cameras and filter out any footage that contains movement. Five screens on the wall of the gallery construct a panoramic representation of the gallery via the camera feeds. Regardless of the number of people in the gallery, it always appears empty in the video footage. Although the panorama seems unified, each screen is temporally inconsistent and discontinuous with the others.
July 1, 2011 Henry Art Gallery Announces Façade Window Project Finalists Thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors walk past the Henry’s entrance every day. To better engage these passersby and make the public face of the Henry more dynamic, the Henry Art Gallery initiated the Façade Window Project. In late 2010 the museum issued [...]
Thursday, August 11, 2011, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
The Henry Art Gallery invites you to join artist James Coupe for a screening and discussion of the artist’s recent work with ‘surveillance cinema’ in (re)collector, Surveillance Suite, and the web-based work Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days.