Interactive Public Installation
Inside is an experiment in perception as well as an exploration of the dynamics of participation in public spaces. The first involved the construction of a sequestered microenvironment that simultaneously transforms and filters out visual and auditory stimuli. Through the performance of an unfamiliar action and the reception of slightly altered sensory information, it is not merely the resultant sensory input but also the act of observation (and of being observed in turn) that achieves significance. Inside ruptures the rhythmic flow and actor-roles of a public space, interrupting movements, foregrounding the background, while confusing the notions of action and passivity.
Union Square, New York: