Circle Drawing Surveillance System, 2001
installation, paper, toy train, mini-video camera, projector, charcoal
A train locomotive travels continuously in a circle harnessed with electro-mechanical appendages, including a drawing arm holding black compressed charcoal to paper. The train rides on the first rail, while the two inner rails function, respectively, to power the mini-video camera mounted on the train while the other sends the real-time video signal from the camera to the projector. Video as memory of action in the immediate past—over engineered uselessness for the watchful creation of drawings on paper.