The camera moves from our eyes to our mouths
hands to the work, as Nina sculpts Emily drawing
Nina. The female gaze is accepted as
observation in the artmaking process.
The cameras establish a rhythm with their
movement; they record the physical process of perception and
representation. Eyes move to observe and
record, mouths move involuntarily, hands move to coax form out of
media, and the work records the
materialization of the process.
Through observing another we discover
ourselves, and as the piece progresses each artist appears on the
opposite screen, in the hands of the
other. The process is heightened by their awareness of unseen Web
voyeurs, who observe the process remotely.
While 1997 marks the third season of
ArTisTheater, our weekly
live Web video performance series, Touch is
our first multi-page Web performance, a
site-specific installation designed to be projected on the four
This VRML model shows the arrangement of four translucent screens
in the gallery during the PORT show. The screens, which measured six
feet diagonally, hung from the ceiling
and each received the projection from a different Web page.