5. 1977 Videophone Voyeur Triptych London

A passerby may have chosen to talk to me while I was sitting in the street level window of the Acme Gallery, sitting at a 45-degree angle, through a videophone, or enter the gallery, and observe me in the window via a closed-circuit monitor. The window activity is screened-off from the gallery. Closed-circuit split- screen monitors in the window, one facing the street and another facing the person in the window, displays an image of each of them. Communication is mediated through the closed-circuit videophone system, and observable inside the gallery. Spatial boundaries dissolve, as the exterior sidewalk space merges with the interior window space, and separate by establishing a voyeuristic space in the rear of the gallery. I was the only one in the window. There were two split screen live feed monitors, one facing me and the other facing passersby with a telephone on the ledge that they could pick up and talk with me. A microphone and a speaker were positioned near me in the front window, so I could hear them and respond. This possibility of engagement with the public was screened off and isolated from the interior of the gallery beyond the front window activity. Those who wished to observe the situation before engaging with me could listen to conversations and observe the interaction on a single closed circuit monitor placed on a plinth in the rear of the gallery with a spotlight overhead