“Returning the Gaze” is an interactive 3D online exhibition which addresses the notion of the ‘gaze’ in our contemporary digital culture from psychological, social and political perspectives.
This exhibition examines how various projects employing different strategies of the ‘gaze’ can be seen to undermine various forms of power structure and to promote forms of resistance.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s public art installation involves eyes projected onto drones that draw attention to the gaze and voices of marginalized groups.
Behnaz Farahi’s project explores how literal masks might hide or reveal new identities offering strategies to the marginalized groups to develop their own secret language.
Memo Akten’s project by implementation of AI invites us to question the mechanism of visual perception and how we learn to see the world through our gaze.
Lauren Lee McCarthy’s project addresses how the line between machine and human gaze could be blurred while the gaze of the observer influence observee’s social behaviors.
The Hall of Reflection introduces a series of thought provocative books and articles related to the notion of ‘gaze’, with videos of panel discussions with leading voices.
The idea behind this garden is to use art and technology in combination with critical thinking to convey a powerful critical message which moves beyond the use of technology as an end itself but to initiate a conversation on what it means to be human.