RED EYED SKYWALKERS SILVER SERIES

Submitted by Jenny Marketou

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Client: KUMU ART MUSEUM

Location: TALLINN, Estonia

Completion date: 2011

Project Team

Artist

Jenny Marketou

Marketou Studio

Art Consultant

Sabine Himmelsbach

Electronic Arts

Industry Resource

Christian Rohner

tegosolutions

Overview

Time based two-part large scale immersive installation with 49 helium Mylar balloons; tethered to the ground, wireless surveillance video cameras, computer, software, real-time streaming data, edition of one
Gateways: Art and Networked Culture exhibition courtyard Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn Estonia
Commissioned by Goethe Institut and Tallinn Cultural Capital of Europe

Goals

Silver Series is an art project conceived with a desire to try to create an immersive outdoor experience in the courtyard of KUMU Museum The inverted surveillance network of the suspended balloon video cams becomes transparent as it applies web and wireless technologies, which actively engages the viewers through the collective gaze of surveillance to become observer and subject of observation. the balloons equipped with video cameras track continuously the activities of the viewers and broadcast in real time as streaming video on an interior space. In this project the captured video is rendered as continuous manipulated data through computer software specially designed which enables the observation of a new visual mobile aerial perspective, which reconfigures surveillance imagery and creates continuous visual and audio records of unexpected subjectivities. the balloons equipped with video cameras track continuously the activities of the viewers and broadcast in real time as streaming video on an interior space. In this project the captured video is rendered as continuous manipulated data through computer software specially designed which enables the observation of a new visual mobile aerial perspective, which reconfigures surveillance imagery and creates continuous visual and audio records of unexpected subjectivities.

Process

RedEyedSkyWalker : Silver Series has been the result of the collaboration between Jenny Marketou Studio in Dumbo New York with the studio of Christian Rohner based in Basel. Chris is the programmer and technical assistant for the installation of the network at KUMU Art Museum. Ragne Nukk is the project manager based in Tallinn Estonia.

Additional Information

Red Eyed SkyWalker : Silver Series is the result of a series of public art project which have been designed using custom made latex balloons sometimes red or silver.the balloons equipped with video cameras track continuously the activities of the viewers and broadcast in real time as streaming video on an interior space. In this project the captured video is rendered as continuous manipulated data through computer software specially designed which enables the observation of a new visual mobile aerial perspective, which reconfigures surveillance imagery and creates continuous visual and audio records of unexpected subjectivities.