ImPrinted

 

Interactive Video Performance
Little Theater at Dixon Place, April 2010

Developed in collaboration with Art House Productions (Michael Flinck, Christine Goodman, and Jack Halpin), ImPrinted explores communication in a technological age. We have more means of connecting with others than ever before, yet none have the intimacy of in-person, face to face contact. This piece draws from Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” to portray the loss of ‘aura’ of a person in digitized communication.

The video for this piece, built with Processing, takes live feed from three cameras; one inside the printer, one sitting on the printer tray facing the printer’s output, and one taking an overview of the stage. The program rotates through the three camera angles, triggered by amplified sounds of the printing mechanisms.