"Server-rack" is a sculpture that exists out of two parts. The first one contains a security camera in the center of an arena. Surrounded by a mirrored wall in form of a ring, the camera is constantly facing its own image. The second part, spatially detached, consists of a standard IBM server rack. Two perforated doors allow the user to view inside or even open the server-rack. Inside the spectator finds a security monitor, a VCR, two notebooks, and one web-cam. The server-rack is a monument of the process. The VCR splits the signal from the surveillance camera. The image captured by the camera is then (1) represented on the security monitor and (2) used for motion tracking in the same way that a standard surveillance/security system operates. This way, the camera - mounted on a servo motor - constantly follows the movement of the objects that it is observing; since every movement of the camera will change the reflected image in the mirrors, respectively what the camera is seeing, the camera will never rest. The velocity of its movement alternates at all times and the direction can change at any moment. This way, the camera is permanently confused, observing itself and following its own image.

dimensions: 2.5 ' x 4 ' x 5 ' (server-rack) , 3' x 3' x 4' (arena)

photography by Mimi Cabell