An interactive video installation which interrogates position, power, pleasure, and visibility.
Three models – one in an evening gown, two dressed as housekeepers – engaged in a power exchange. Each one becomes Venus while serviced by the others, the current Venus signified by the “crown” of red high heels lovingly placed on her feet. The work is projected on a surface at least 8 feet across. As viewers approach the display, the models stop and stare at the audience. This is done using a camera mounted near the display. The camera captures live video of the viewers and uses custom software to recognize faces and alter the video in real time.