[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Nancy Paterson — The Machine In The Garden

Artist Statement

This interactive media work deals with gambling and spirituality. The viewer sees, on three LCD video displays set into the face of a slot machine, the same woman’s face with hands covering her eyes, ears and mouth (the Buddhist motif of “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”). Pulling the slot machine arm activates scrolling video imagery from three thematic areas. This gradually increases in speed, then stops suddenly, in staggered sequence, on one of nine possible combinations of the woman’s face.

  • Nancy Paterson (Canada) is an independent artist working in the field of interactive new media. She has exhibited her interactive installations internationally at venues including SIGGRAPH 93 and has lectured at numerous symposiums,¬†galleries and universities. She is an instructor at the Ontario College of Art and is Facilities Manager at Charles Street Video in Toronto (Canada).