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Dan Graham «Picture Window Piece»
Dan Graham, «Picture Window Piece», 1974
Photograph: Dan Graham | ©
A typical ‹picture window› from a dutch private home.

 Dan Graham
«Picture Window Piece»

In the early 1970s, Dan Graham turned to interactive video concepts. In the foreground here were questions of privacy, control and media surveillance. The treatment for «Picture Window Piece» (1974), for example, foresaw a kind of ‹two-way surveillance›: a camera and a monitor were to be set up both inside and outside a building, so that the observers standing on the two sides could watch the other people, and themselves as they were watching as well.