Close Up' is an interactive display that shows the viewer's shadow revealing hundreds of tiny videos of other people who have recently looked at the work. When a viewer approaches the piece, the system automatically starts recording and makes a video of him or her. Simultaneously, inside the viewer's silhouette videos are triggered that show up to 800 recent recordings. This piece presents a schizoid experience where our image triggers a massive array of surveillance videos.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is known for creating large-scale interactive installations in public spaces across Europe, Asia, and North America. Using robotics, custom software, projections, internet links, cell phone interfaces, sensors, LED screens, and other devices, his installations seek to reconnect individuals with an increasingly alienating urban condition. His smaller-scale sculptural and video installations explore themes of surveillance, perception, and deception.