Taipei, October 25th 2008, 18:00 - 18:30
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ZOOM begins with a popular film from the 1970's that was said to define the "look of the 20th Century". We wonder about the powers of then, and the powers of now.
The look acts at collapsable distances, and varying focal lengths. The captured subjects will not know whose eyes their bodies will receive, (even though they will imagine it), in which galaxies their images will wander, in blackholes of memory or as data-stamps of unique flesh. At various levels of X, equations emerge, governing the relationship between the subject/ actor and the explicit or phantasmic, but always-powerful "viewer". We take a closer look at some of these ratios and their registers of violence: in visual anthropology, CCTV, iris scans and more.