What is an art exhibition if the door to the gallery is permanently locked? A Closed Box explores this idea with a set of interactive works physically inside a gallery but interacted with from outside the gallery. Interaction happens via techniques such as vision recognition, nearby human presence, and forms of touch activation and control.
By highlighting the physical separation of the viewer/interactor from the objects by glass walls, the works encourage us to think about how we interact and explore the world over a range of space and time and through a variety of forms and interfaces. That works can be activated unknowingly by passers-by reminds us that we are immersed in a sensor-saturated world, but to what end?
Exhibiting Artists: Paul Bardini, Andrew Brown, Seth Ellis, David Harris, Jason Nelson, Gerard Rutten