68"h x 94"w x 27"d... dimensions do not include camera position.
Mixed media sculpture with live CCTV displaying the viewer.
I am inspired by the fantastic proliferation of security cameras, and their myriad signs and camouflages that reveal and obscure them for us, in what is becoming a never-ending, titillating game of public hide and seek; an egalitarian paparazzi for the populace. Using the reassuring unease of security TV, "A Gaze Returned" is art that looks back at the artist and the viewer. Unlike Galatea in the familiar Pygmalion myth, she does not explode her status as art object by coming to life, but instead rebels by closing her eyes and handing me an image of myself, repeating this action for each subsequent viewer.
We live in a world that has become more eager to be shaped by a mirror than by a hammer.
on this sculpture:
V-HOLD BRIGHT CONT. CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 VOL - POWER
Cosmo Communications Service
55 Travail Road
MODEL NO.: CSC2245
RATING : 13.5V DC
MADE IN CHINA
AC VOID IF REMOVED
OFF IN REV. OUT
DC 13.5V CH.SW DC OUT AUDIO VIDEO IMAGE AUDIO VIDEO
UNIT - 6B (unintelligible digit) 3807
17 Transmission Rd.
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CAT EYE VRo290
Charles Frederick Vincent 2007
The gaze of television returned. In The Know with Drew, Rogers TV, April 9, 2007.
Nuit Blanche - London Canada, June 18th, 2011.
Also part of car-free weekend, June 18 and 19, 2011, London Canada
Hours and Other Measures, The Art Exchange, London Canada, 2007