Lorraine Oades is a Montreal artist who concerns herself with producing interactive media work. She has been teaching at Concordia for 20 years in the Intermedia/Cyberarts program where she obtained her Masters in Multimedia.
Surveillance is the new norm: our daily actions are invisibly tracked by networks of surveillance technologies discreetly embedded into our lives, yet we remain seduced by the entertainment value of these technologies, largely inured to their consequences. TV tracker is a peripatetic device that tracks pedestrians movements through a section of the white tunnel; a serene, ethereal space that momentarily engulfs and releases us from the pressures of the here and now. An animated robotic device, TV tracker is meant to disarm pedestrians by creating a playful engagement with us as it follows our movements and puts us on TV, reminding us of the unexpected ways we are monitored.
Martin Peach: programming
Robert Prenovault: fabrication
Matthieu Sabourin: production assistant
CUPFA, Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association Professional Development, for their financial support.