do you see what you see?

10 min A/V Loop, Live Feed

Inspired by pareidolia, the innate human ability to recognize patterns and derive meaning from seemingly random data, ‘do you see what you see?’ explores perception and meaning making in the Information Age.

A live feed of 3D modeled terrain from Cydonia, a mountainous region on the surface of Mars, and astrophotography of the lunar cycle are projected adjacent to one another. A soundtrack sourced from NASA recordings of the Martian landscape plays beneath confident assertions and speculative analysis of what is seen.

Photographed by a 1990’s era GameBoy Camera, this once state-of-the-art technology shows the limits of its capabilities, producing uncanny images which distort the truth. The combination of scale, image compression, resolution, atmosphere, and the interplay of light and shadow controlled by the viewer, invites space for myth to propagate.

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