Project name Golden Calf
Persons Jeffrey Shaw
City Linz
Country AT
Period 1994
Tags handheld display, Tilt sensors, pedestal, still, single-user, 360 small field of view reacts to hand position, no narrative, space-specific, reflections of the venue, calf, window, reflections, shiny,
Text This work is constituted by a white pedestal on which there stands an LCD colour monitor connected to computing machinery by a cable running through the pedestal. The viewer of this work picks up and holds this monitor in his hands. The screen shows a representation of the pedestal with a computer-generated image of a golden calf on top. By moving the monitor around the actual pedestal the viewer can examine this golden calf from above and below and all sides. Thus the monitor functions like a window that reveals a virtual body apparently located physically in the real space.