I was drawn to this work by Tony Oursler, which is at the Lisson Gallery. It has an eye that moves and a mouth that talks. It speaks softly, so you have to move close to hear and become curious about what is being said. It reminded me of Farroukh’s Olympia Arisen, as both works “see” and “speak” and explore facial mapping and altered identities of modern life.
They also reminded me of Homo Sacer by James Brindle which I saw in the Electronic Superhighway exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery a couple of year’s ago.
This had a projected hologram of a woman at a reception desk who quoted excerpts from UN, EU and UK legislation about human and democratic rights. Again I wanted to watch and wait until I’d heard all she had to say. It seemed to me to be a very effective way of engaging people with political issues. I don’t know whether I’ll find an opportunity to try anything like this, but it’s logged as an interesting possibility.