Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dreaming FIDS

Dreaming FIDS (Flight Information Display System) is an artwork in San Jose Airport’s new Terminal B.

It’s a fish tank. Inside are fish, video screens, and cameras. You see not only the fish but also the cameras’ view of the fish.

And who is that in the background of the fish-surveillance video? That would be you, looking at yourself looking in.

Seeing Dreaming FIDS brought to mind the Lou Reed lyric, “This here’s a zoo, and the keeper ain’t you.” However, I appreciated the work even more after I watched this three-minute video. Check it out.

Dreaming FIDS is by Ben Hooker and Shona Kitchen. It’s located between gate 25 and 26 in San Jose Airport’s Terminal B.

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