THE FUTURE IS NOW
Three Camera Participation/Participation TV
ArtistNam June Paik
Three closed circuit television cameras, tripods, custom made video booster amplifier, video projector and cathode-ray tube monitor
Collection of Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Image © Kunsthalle Bremen–Der Kunstverein in Bremen
In this work the lens points directly at viewers, encouraging them to become both the creators and subjects of the electronic images in real time. Each of the three CCTV cameras is connected to one of the three primary colours of a video signal: red, blue and green. These video signals are transmitted separately, splitting the live camera feed into overlapping coloured silhouettes. The resulting images are seen simultaneously on the monitor and projected on the wall with a tiny time delay that creates a dynamic and slightly disorientating effect.