Title:
RePossessed
Artist(s):
Chris Lane and Tony Cryer
Brief description of the work:
RePossessed contained a range of interactive installations, amongst them a piece of open source software that allows an audience access to the scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo on DVD, and to annotate and recompile the film (see screen shot to the right)
Materials, dimensions, duration:

Artefacts include a DVD jukebox, a Scalextric drive through the streets of San Francisco, a shot-by-shot movie database, as well as various immersive installations and video work. The aretefacts make use of eye tracking, motion sensor, smart card and audio technologies.

Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
The project was introduced during an internal research seminar at London Metropolitan Unversity. Parts of the work were then exhibited at the Mindplay conference, London January 2006; and a following public exhibition at the Gallery and Studio Theatre, Leeds Metropolitan University, 0ct - Nov 2006.
Audience information (size, mode of participation):
Audience members can continually re-make and discuss the content of the exhibits.
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):

Collaboration of Chris Lane, Tony Cryer, Che-Guevara John, Nick Haeffner, Anne Robinson, Souli Spiropoulou, Richard Stevens, David Raybould

Floorplan, scheme:

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Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Key theme(s):
Social play; reconstructing hierarchies
Further context:

The work poses interesting questions about the authorship and ownership of materials in the public domain. One of the key points RePossessed aims to explore through practice is whether the accelerating re-use, control and modification of media by audiences we observe actually adds up to real power.