On View Now in Gund Gallery

Surface Tension (1992) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is currently on display in Gund Gallery. An image of a giant human eye follows viewers when they walk by a plasma screen. The piece subverts traditional notions of observing art; instead of humans simply looking at the work, the art watches the viewers as well. Surface Tension implicitly guides viewers around the gallery, affecting their movement with its watchful eye.

 

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Surface Tension, 1992, Plasma or rear-projection screen, computerized surveillance system, custom-made software

Amy Shirer ’18

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