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Two-way Protocols

Zane Miller's avatar Zane Miller

Two-way Protocols (2017) is an interactive installation comprised of two large suspended cubes constructed with two-way mirror. Bodies that enter the interior of the cubes encounter a repetitive, mirrored environment that is spacious, isolated, and ephemeral. In darkness, participants can view the illuminated individual in the adjacent cube, while the public can clearly observe the participants within. This work is created with both minimalist and “light and space” philosophies in mind, existing in the interstitial space between the two. Relating to the investigative veins of Fred Sandback and Dan Graham among others, Two-way Protocols aims to enforce the contrast between perceptual and physical experience of space, while allowing ourselves to become aware of our participation as subject and object. Two-way Protocols operates in the space between a presence and void. The self is multiplied and surveilled; unconscious and self-conscious; lost and found. It is acknowledged as present.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 144 IN
  • Medium: two-way mirror acrylic, acrylic glass, steel, arduino, LEDs, x-band sensor
  • Width: 48 IN
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 96 IN