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…on the other side of the glass, I come back toward myself; I begin again to direct my eyes toward myself and to reconstitute myself there where I am.
– Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias, Michel Foucault, 1967
Time of flight (ToF) is a measurement of the time taken by an object, particle or wave to travel a distance through a medium. ToF cameras and other infrared sensors are increasingly common additions to smartphones, generating 3D images used for facial recognition, enhancing photos, and face filters, while having other applications in gaming, surveillance, object classification, and automotive contexts.
We put tape over cameras on our devices to protect our privacy, but the thresholds at which we are watched are not always obvious. The optical mouse, and by extension trackpads and touchscreens, can also be thought of as smart cameras, where nuanced physical actions are quantifiable, and inevitably exposed to surveillance capitalism.
This IRL + URL installation deconstructs some of these mixed zones, in formats that can be interacted with in real time. By engaging in a dance of agency (Pickering, 1995), with non-human objects, artworks, surveillance tools and the associated computable metadata, we open ourselves to possibilities that inevitably ricochet back, at various intervals of time, to where we reconstitute ourselves. Moments of productive play for critical digital learning around themes of origin, autonomy and self-identity.
Orange are a Newcastle-born artist with a strong interest in Libre software, Veganism, sousveillance/surveillance, digital identities and the colour orange. Orange’s work covers areas such as repetition, data reuse, information security, digital identities, and repetition.
Please Stand By and Smell The Silicon is a work exploring the margins of machine vision and feedback loops of multiple streams of video.
TAKE IT AWAY
ADD IT ON
HERE'S THE FIGURE TO EXEMPLIFY THAT
DO IT AGAIN,
DO IT EVERYDAY,
THAT’S YOUR LIMITATION
DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT
IT’S A DAILY TASK
DOES IT EVER STOP
Essential notions of sculpture are the purpose with which the artist gives meaning to life. They graduated from Chelsea College of Art, BA Fine Art (2014).