PANÓPTICO

Cecilia Vilca / Helio Santos

Interactive installation that use images and videos from public security cameras by several cities around the world founded in internet. The participant is situated in a sort of virtual tour or immersive telepresence and involves a physical space, a kind of virtual reality constructed by these images that are wickedly captivating , inviting you to watch.


When one or more persons entering the installation space and these are beginning to move in it , a series of videos are detonated and start generating this trip around the world, seen through the Orwellian eyes , the eyes watching , eyes controlling masses. The user is introduced through the performative character of this instalation , but also the public image is embedded within the video , into a kind of game of mirrors , the user sees himself , walked into the cities.
We are at the other side of the keyhole , the hunter , hunted . Voyeur attitude is so demanding that becomes physical , and literally through technology shorten distances are relative approaching our object of observation , walks around the world , watching. Space refers to the actual physical coordinates at each point in space is georeferenced.


This project provides a reflection on the presence - absence and relative distance of the cities and the world, shortened by digital technologies and telematic communication , talk about how we interact , and the nonlinearity of the physical- virtual distances current . The voyeurism - role - pseudo news, the correlation between surveillance and spectacle.
Is the other's gaze a prison? Or the punishment is a leading award? How many of us can survive this constant surveillance? Is there such free space "society of the look"? Can we achieve this?