Research for Rabies Rabbit
is a research project for a book about a Rabid Rabbit. The story relies on different metaphors to illustrate itself.
An investigation of forms and atmosphere through the myth of the 3 rabbits, its origins in the Sui dynasty and its spread through the silk route, and through war and conquest.
The drawings serve as a point of intersection.
Spontaneous gesture before the beginning of his own residency.
Being Seen Trying 1/4
Being Seen Trying is an ambitious room-sized video installation. Viewers encounter the pixelated imagery of a crowd at prayer.
Each individual, with face contorted, using face recognition software, is projected onto a separate pane of glass.
The footage used in the artwork has been sourced from a host of online Darshans (or online ceremonies) at which devotees are given sight of the temple deity. Observing that many now pray in front of computers, I investigate how the Internet processes a prayer. The footage also recalls online surveillance technologies.
Footage is sourced from the Internet, consisting of online 'Darshan' recordings subsequently processed through Online Face Detection software.