Emily Ward Bivens
Expecting Helen- mixed media, 2010
Expecting Helen is comprised of five life-sized alligators
created in an exterior courtyard and one life-sized alligator created inside the museum. Each alligator is fitted with two surveillance camera eyes. Footage from
all twelve cameras is projected behind the alligator in the museum. The audience first encounters the exterior courtyard alligators not realizing, until they see the
interior footage, that the alligators are recording and projecting their movements. While the audience is able to see themselves in the real time footage from the
interior alligator, they can only imagine what was captured when they were outside and who was watching based on the current footage.
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