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Research: Interactive Installations

Behind the Bars

Nicaragua & Panama, 1999-2000.

In light of Latin America's history of physical and intellectual oppression, Fabian Wagmister created a confrontational media space that responded to participant movement and touch.

Participants were introduced to an elusive cinematic sequence in a mock prison cell and eventually approached the interior of an oppressive image environment. The participants then navigated the media space, leading to shifts in videos, flashes of light and activation of a hidden camera. Interactive systems were created by REMAP's Jeff Burke.