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Artist: Jennifer Steinkamp
X-Ray Eyes
Running Time:
1999 and re-edited 2001
29 x 22 feet, single channel, variable.
Photo credit:
  Robert Barker, courtesy of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and ACME., Los Angeles.
Exhibition History:

  1. Monday Night Lecture Series, Fall 99, UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts, Los Angeles, California, October 25, 1999.
  2. Videodrome, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York, curated by Dan Cameron, October 1 - November 7, 1999.
  3. One Wall, Orange County Museum of Art, curated by Christopher Miles, March 13 - April 8, 2001.
  4. Videacy, Side Street Live, Los Angeles, California, curated by Andrew Bucksbarg, Sara Roberts, S.M. Sofian, July 20 - 21, 2001.
  5. Blur and Sharpen, University of Southern California, Taper Hall, Los Angeles, California, curated by Holly Willis 2002, screening.
  6. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, curated by Andrea Inselmann, January 30, 2004 - February 12, 2004.

Description: The screen becomes a spinning tunnel of colorful smoke.  The  soundtrack varies in speed, at times, it seems as though the image changes along with  it. An incredible optical illusion occurs when the image stops, through the optical  effect known as retinal fatigue, our eyes want the image to keep the image moving.