The Wall of Gazes

Sardón, Mariano and Sigman, Mariano
“The Wall of Gazes”, 2011.

Full HD video loop. Screens of variable dimensions.

The Wall of Gazes consists of several screens in which visitors can see how portrait images are revealed by means of the movements of the eyes of many persons simultaneously.
 Such gazes were captured by an eyetracker device with the participation of arouns 70 people. Participants were sat in front of a portrait image displayed in front of them and the eyetracker device recorded the movement of their eyes. The gazes of the people were stored and an HD video was generated with all those gazes together.

The Wall of Gazes aims to engage people with those parts of the face that are really seen and those parts that remains “unseen” while attention is focused elsewhere on the portrait.