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Marie Sester «Access» | Ars Electronica, 2003
Marie Sester, «Access», 2003
Ars Electronica, 2003 | Photograph: Marie Sester | © Marie Sester
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France | Participants: Justin Cormack, Seth Erickson, Michael Naimark, Josh Rooke-Ley, Tarikh Korula, Headlong Dance Theater, Ann Poochareon, Mark Argo, Defne Ayas, Shawn Van Every, Meredith Finkelstein, Evan Raskob, Jeffrey Galusha, Alyssa Wright, Kevin Feeley, Dan Moss, Junk | Edition / Production: Co-produced with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (D); supported by Eyebeam (New York, USA) and by the Creative Capital Foundation (New York, USA).

 Marie Sester

Sester’s «Access,» (2003) lets Web site users anonymously track individuals in public spaces by pursuing them with a robotic spotlight. While it has primarily been shown in the entries of cultural buildings and events, such the Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris, «Access» perfectly identifies the lobby as a liminal zone in which public discourse can be acted out but which is often tracked and scrutinized and, ultimately, chased away.


Steve Dietz