Visible Voyeur is an art installation, made in collaboration with Emily Webster, that we originally installed on the highline park, and then at the !Spring!Winter show at 319 Scholes. The piece is a series of viewfinders, or LED-backlit peepholes, that invite the viewer to discover intimate views of people, inviting an act of voyeurism in a public setting. As the viewer discovers the viewfinders, and engages in the voyeuristic act, they are tempted to build narratives and question their sense of privacy in the public setting.
Emily made this video which I am reposting here from her blog:
Reflective plastic cones, plexi lenses (plexi spheres), slides, LEDs, batteries. The reflective plastic was used to create a light dispersing effect, allowing the LED light to backlight the entire slide, which was placed behind the lens, and the entire piece inserted on location. The individual units were easily portable, so the first installation was almost entirely stolen within half an hour, during the second show it took a few days for the first one to be stolen :)