Through Nov 30, 2015.
Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave NE
Sanctum: For this installation you don't even need to go indoors. Six surveillance cameras capture you as you walk by the museum. If you get within 12 feet (as you are warned by signs), you'll be profiled—sensors will scan the "landmarks" of your face, as the artists Juan Pampin and James Coupe describe them, and you'll appear on the video screens in the windows. Text taken from volunteers' Facebook posts (anyone can sign up to donate their status updates) will appear as a story on your image. You'll get a story the system thinks represents you demographically, and the voice in the speakers above modulates accordingly, too (male/female, slow/fast for older/younger). Creepy or entertaining?
May 15, 2013
Art That Profiles You
4100 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, 98195
Thurs-Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm