Artist Kyle McDonald Plans Marina Abramović Mutual Gaze Intervention

July 29, 2013 | Kyle Chayka

Kyle McDonald, an artist working with code has decided to put his own spin on Marina Abramović’s Kickstarter campaign by starting one of his own on GitHub.

McDonald’s project aims to subvert the experience of exercising a “Mutual Gaze” with Marina Abramović over webcam and provides the following options if you support his campaign:

In order to help Marina meet her goal, and to explore all the possibilities of this exercise, I would like to arrange a “Mutual Gaze” session around one or more of the following constructed situations:

I will do blink detection and overlay a high scores on the video feed.

I will route many people to Marina simultaneously: in a grid, or for a short period of time.

I will route Marina directly to Chatroulette the entire time.

I will do eye tracking and pulse detection to plot Marina’s nervousness.

I will wear a face substitution mask the whole time so I look like Marina.

I will record the video of Marina and serve it up as an “On-Demand Mutual Gaze Exercise” for anyone to practice at home.”

Check out Kyle McDonald’s proposal here, and be sure to act soon as the project is already coming close to meeting it’s funding goal.