Peter Campus: Dor (Closed circuit colour video installation 1975)

“In the 1970’s Campus developed a series of closed-curcuit video installations that examine the viewer’s confrontation with his or her own image. The work Dor, for example, probes the nature of vision and the relationship between absence and presence. Moving toward the entrance of a dark, empty room, the viewer steps into an arena surveyed by a video camera, becoming part of a live recording that is projected onto a wall inside. Entering the installation, one crosses paths with one’s own electronically generated image, an illusion that disappears once the viewer is inside. Campus makes us aware that we can never perceive ourselves as others do.”

Zimbardo. T (2008) In Freiling. R (Ed.) The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now. Thames and Hudson. London.

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