Donut Touch

Donut Touch is a basic experiment to understand the presence of the surveillance in parts of our everyday life. This installation is made of two identical rooms, each containing three cameras and a screen. Participants see the camera feed of the other room through the screen that is present in their room. In the middle of each, there lies a pedestal with yummy fresh donuts. The dilemma begins when participant start questioning if the donut is being offered to them or if they're simply a part of the art piece. They want to take a donut but are also aware of the cameras therefore the possibility of being seen from the other room. Whether they take a donut or not, they become a part of this cyclical power relationship as they are both the seer and the seen. 

ArtworkCeren Paydas