Image 1 / 3: SuttonBeresCuller. Computer rendering for Panoptos installation.
Image 2 / 3: SuttonBeresCuller. Panoptos (installation view).
Image 3 / 3: SuttonBeresCuller. Panoptos viewing station (installation view).
As part of the spirited exhibition Vortexhibition Polyphonica, artists SuttonBeresCuller created an interactive installation that invites viewers, both on-site and online, to engage with the Henry’s collection in an entirely new way. For the Henry’s East Gallery, the three artists selected an array of paintings, prints, photographs, and other two-dimensional and three-dimensional works from the museum’s collection that the Henry team installed “salon style,” covering the walls floor to ceiling. In front of this multi-faceted presentation, a custom-made apparatus transports a high definition camera along the x- and y-axes of this grid-like installation. At a viewing station in the Stroum Gallery, visitors can steer the camera remotely, selecting and zooming in on details of works in the East Gallery. These details are viewed in this space and uploaded to the Web for others to see. Over the course of the exhibition, selections will be tracked and recorded, to form a culminating, and cumulative, work of art.