Antoine Schmitt, 2004
Computer, specific program, surveillance camera, videoprojector, loudspeakers
Exists in french and english
Creation : Exhibition Invisibile, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena (IT) – October 9th 2004 – January 9th 2005 – Curator : Emmanuele Quinz
Psychic sees the spectators and describes what she sees using phrases written on the wall. The text is printed letter by letter like by a typewriter which we can also hear.
Psychic perceives the world a bit differently than we do : she has a bad sight but she is very sensitive to the internals states and to the motivations of the spectators.
With Psychic, I meant to proceed to a double inversion. First, an inversion of museum mechanism in the sense where here it is the artwork that watches the spectator. Who watches him really, with a camera, a perceptive system and a cognitive and interpretative system. The spectator only sees the result of this analytic process in the form of symbols : text that represents her, here and now.