The Thousand Faces of Budha
At the end of a long dark hallway, a faint flickering light of a video projector suggestes the possibility of an image. Using a webcam and infrared lighting, as visitors approach they are offered a mirror reflexion, albeit slightly pixelated and ghostly. This is the “whole” image of narcissus, of the viewer as interactive participant. But with each new visitor to this mirror, the webcam takes a new picture and integrates that person’s image into the program. Each of these images is then used to build up the 1000 fragmented individual pixels that compose the image as a whole.