Moving identities






Moving identities : interaction - The municipal theatre, Castres, France – the 15th and 16th of June, 2007



As they enter the exhibition room, visitors become unwittingly the subject of what is given to be seen. The basic principle used here is the same as in SamplTV, except that the video flux stems from a surveillance camera. The paths followed by the visitors are recorded by the camera, then images are extracted and accumulated on a loop in a spatial-temporal way. Simultaneously, the obtained images are projected onto a screen facing the visitors.

This “unwinding” mirror raises interrogations as to image production and identity. Confronted in real time to their own captive and fragmented movements, they are prompted to question or even modify their behaviour. They can try to amplify or minimize their impact on the flux, and so end up appropriating the process. As projection goes on, the rules of accumulation peculiar to the device are such that the multiple tracks left by the spectator confront and answer each other, and eventually disappear altogether.


Moving identities - Simbiosis, Casa Rulea, Luarca, Spain – the 10th of August, 2005


Digital gait : Live performance by Laurence Katz (choreographer) and Roland Ossart (musician) on the installation Moving Identities - The municipal theatre, Castres, France – the 15th of June, 2007


Exhibited during :

  • 2005 Symbiosis : Zones of Contact, Luarca, Spain
  • 2007 Les bourgeons numériques, Théâtre municipal, Castres, France
  • 2009 Norapolis VII, Les Trinitaires, Metz, France

Moving identities

2005