7. 1978 Videophone Voyeur Triptych London III
Occupying the back third of the gallery, arranged in an arc were three monitors, the third was a closed-circuit monitor. I was behind the third monitor, sitting at a card table in the far right corner playing Solitaire. A spotlight and closed- circuit camera was focused on the cards seen in the third monitor. As one approached the installation, I could not be seen. One had to move to the right of the second monitor to observe me. The first two monitors were playing back the interaction that occurred in the Videophone Voyeur installations in London and Manchester. Since, I gave control of the piece to participants, playing solitaire symbolized my disconnection from the installation. The talking heads from both cities seemed to be answering each other's questions completely independent of my movements.