A Participatory Video Installation (2002)
Everyone, especially children, are fascinated by watching their own
video image. Magic Mirrors is a video installation requiring audience participation
to create large projectionsof human forms bending, twisting, and flying
through space. This celibratory work couldbe described as a ývideo fun
house,ţ where participants view large projections of theirown images transformed
in extraordinary ways using real-time digital video processing techniques.
This work is ideally designed for a crowd of people coming and going
since it engages a large audience in two ways. Audience members who participate
in creating the projection move and interact together socially to produce
a composite image. The large screen insures that audience members who do
not participate directly can enjoy the spectacle of watching those who
do participate, even from a great distance or in passing.