Cause and Effect (2004)

Cause and Effect records viewers’ movements in silhouette as they simultaneously displace the recordings of previous viewers. When the movies re-play on sliding tiles, only the viewers' movements are shown, giving a sense of autonomy to actions that were actually determined through interaction with the prior recordings. "Cause and effect" is a common translation for the Buddhist term Karma, which dictates that all human experiences, however minute, are the result of their own prior actions.

Exhibition History

RX Gallery, San Francisco, 2004
Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006