JAMES COUPE
art projects
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Observe your spouse

This installation merges surveillance video with a self-help style voice-over, a psychology experiment, and a religious sermon.

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Five people in a room

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.

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Five People in a Room included in The Public Private at Parsons, New York City Feb 7 – April 17.

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A new installation is currently being installed at the Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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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.

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Camera units track men and women of specific ages as they walk through the museum. They record vignettes of each subject and use these to generate video sequences, which are stored in a database.

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A new version of Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days has been commissioned for the Abandon Normal Devices festival in Manchester, UK. In advance of the festival, forty new portraits were recorded of people from Manchester, and these will be used in combination with Facebook status posts by […]

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A site-specific artwork that auto-generates narrative films based upon data collected from Facebook users.

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The Technology Law Society at the University of Washington School of Law will host a panel discussion focused on surveillance art (the use of technology to record human behavior that provides commentary on the process of surveillance) and rights of the artist and public on Thursday, January 28 from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall Room 127.

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Surveillance Suite Day 1

… turning traditional methods of filmmaking upside down, Coupe takes an algorithmic approach to cinema and, in doing so, transforms reality into narrative.

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A series of video works-in-progress as part of a residency at Lanternhouse, Ulverston from September 9 – 19, 2009.

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Public artwork that automatically generated films using “cinematic moments” captured from custom built cameras distributed throughout a city.

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Four computers search the Internet for meaning, via email accounts set up to attract large quantities of spam.

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9 galleries were networked together, each monitored via sensors. Any changes in one gallery would lead the other eight to adapt their environment to match, using a variety of environmental actuators.

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A telephone call centre, installed inside the Storey Institute, Lancaster UK. The system autonomously adapts itself to human activities inside the building.