TITLE

POWER,
Steve Raymond, 1996
Materials: video camera, security mirror, sunglasses, cardboard IBM box, television.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

We live in a world of supposedly boundless access to free information. We are addicted to synthetic experiences, imagining ourselves augmented by them. But technology becomes increasingly transparent as we wallow in sensory overload. Being critical about what we see, hear, and feel is our right—especially when our "reality" has become increasingly commodified. This interactive multimedia installation invites the user to stand in front of a mirror. The "reflection" is the user's face, framed in a television monitor.

AWARD

Best Room to Smoke In Award