You lookin' at me?
February 8, 2002 11:15 AM   Subscribe

You lookin' at me? Participate in an intriguing art project (results will be presented in an art gallery). You know what you're thinking, but what are they thinking about you? [a project by Kristin Anderson]
posted by jacknose (4 comments total)
Oops, the Kristin Anderson page requires Flash 5. The art project does not.
posted by jacknose at 11:19 AM on February 8, 2002

Urgh, having to fill your details in over and over again for each pic is not a good way to ensure a high response to this.

It is interesting though.
posted by zeoslap at 12:32 PM on February 8, 2002

The concept of the project is intriguing, the pictures aren't intriguing. The photographer behind the camera has captured the stereotypical studio portrait face with each of the individuals. For me, that leaves me to think that each person on their is thinking, "how much longer do I have to smile and tilt my head? take the shot already!"

Perhaps I'm too critical, but I think this would be more intriguing if the photographer tried to capture some of the individual's unique personality and mood at the time the photograph was taken. Or if the pictures captured the individuals in a momentary pause in a lull of a conversation with the photographer...

Of course, the project will only be as good as the people who participate in it are... and that will depend on how serious they take the project itself.
posted by crog at 3:27 PM on February 8, 2002

You have to will too much suspension of disbelief for this one. These people aren't thinking of "you." They're looking at a camera. So the illusion forces the participant to look within oneself, and the responses will therefore be egocentric. This art project was not very well thought out. There's no way to get accurate responses from the participants.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:59 PM on February 8, 2002

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