Behnaz Farahi: Returning the Gaze Installation

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    Returning the Gaze Installation



Artist Statement:

    Returning the Gaze is a cyber-physical robotic installation by Behnaz Farahi, supported by Universal Robots, originally for Milan Fashion Week. In this installation, a female model wears a headpiece fitted with two tiny cameras which track and capture the movements of the model’s eyes, displaying them on four monitors mounted on moving robotic arms. The model’s gaze is thereby directed back at the viewer, extended and enhanced through cyborgian technologies. This project brings together robotics, fashion, feminism, and critical thinking in order to critique the asymmetry of social and political power relations between men and women.