Zhiwan Cheung

Mines’ Eye

Security Cameras, Motors, PS3 Eye, Custom software
Site Specific Installation
2014
The mind’s eye refers to the human ability to “gaze” with the mind. The syntactical shift in the title from the “mind’s” to “mines’ ” reflects the breakdown of the personal mind to that of many, especially as the world increasingly becomes interconnected. “Mines’ Eye” seeks out to explore issues of the unequal gaze in juxtaposition to a meditative spa soundtrack.

A grid of cameras installed on the ceiling followed the movement of the viewers below. At the same time, home safety lights installed every two feet illuminated the floor, generating a contrasting feeling of security on the ground and nervous ticking cameras above.

“Mines’ Eye” was supported in part by funding from the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier and GuSH Research Funding.

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  2. Crocodile and Goose
  3. The Immortal Gold Rabbit
  4. Welcome To Jungle Florida
  5. Colorbound
  6. Birdcage
  7. Colonial White
  8. China White
  9. Hanging Fruit
  10. The Impossibility Of Home
  11. Reading the Rainbow
  12. Golden Heritage Living
  13. Good Vibrations
  14. Intergalactic Immigration Office
  15. Vibrating Pink Egg
  16. Skinny Dipping
  17. White Lie
  18. Who’s Afraid of Chinatown Orange?
  19. Homage To My Mother
  20. Movable Wave
  21. Portal
  22. Residues of a Past Performance
  23. Augmented Door
  24. Impermanent Infinity
  25. Expanded Field
  26. People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Son …
  27. Day of the Painter
  28. Mines’ Eye
  29. Oedipal Art Wrestling
  30. I want to return to a time when life was simple. When a …
  31. I’M RESIGNING, I’M HEREBY OFICIALLY TENDERI …
  32. Longing for the stars, Longing for the moon
  33. Oh dear America, save our selves
  34. New World Order
  35. I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy
  36. Bed Bath and Beyond
  37. In the Belly of the Beast
  38. All work and no play makes art a dull boy