10 Cameras, Caumsett, L.I.

A 10 channel, 1 hour synchronized video Installation. 10 people equipped with dv cameras meet in the woods of Caumsett State Park, Long Island. Each participant, with camera to eye, simultaneously embarks upon the shoot from the center of the forest. The installation shows each view synchronously and separately as they disband through the forest choosing their own paths for the length of one minidv tape (1 hour). The woods are naturally enclosed by ocean dunes to North and West and horse bridle paths to the South and East. The excursion begins to end as they whistle to find each other at 50:00. A layered performance of camera people is presented to the viewer through a 10 channel synchronized arc of videos, whereby the viewer must act as editor choosing their trajectory once again as the camera person did initially upon shooting. Together the videos encapsulate the participants interdependence through each subjective lenses, only complete in the eye of the viewer and their illusive decision making process.

Press: Macworld; Artist in Toyland, Chris Mace, Fall 2003

Created as an Artist in Resident at Eyebeam, 2002


Finishing Funds provided by the Experimental Television Center a subsidiary of New York State Council on the Arts.