Anna Henson’s webcam is actually not one webcam but two webcams. One webcam is inside the body of the installation and captures the bodies that spontaneously perform for it. The performance is then projected onto a membrane in the front of the room and captured by the second webcam and projected back onto the chamber of the installation where the performance is happening. This interaction is happening in real time, and the performer can see the changes of light. The recursive nature of the interaction is tangible immediately spawning more play and performance.
One important note: We are not recording the participants through these webcams.