“The ‘Gaze’ of the Artwork: Seeing Machines and Interactive Art” presented by Kelomees


Session Title:

  • Interactive Art

Presentation Title:

  • The ‘Gaze’ of the Artwork: Seeing Machines and Interactive Art




  • The goal of this presentation is to discuss and analyse viewer-sensing artworks and the reversed situation in the exhibition space where artworks ‘look’ at the viewer. To answer these questions I firstly looked at the topics of machine vision, computer vision, biovision and the evolution of vision.
    Dividing interactive artworks into four categories (distant, contact, chance-based and bio-based/symbiotic interaction) enabled me to illustrate developments in feedback systems which became evident in recent decades.