Studio Rat [http://www.jessicaann.info/studiorat/]

 

2013-2015

 

Studio Rat is a website featuring a 24/7 live feed of my studio in Columbus, OH, USA. ON AIR 2013-2015. The website includes buttons to control the webcam position, as well a button to trigger the release of a piece of candy from an automatic gumball machine perched high in the studio. The work is a telepresent one-way bridge between my audience and me. If my web audience perceives I am working well in the studio, they may press the button to deliver a piece of candy to me. Studio Rat offers something akin to Bruce Nauman's Mapping the Studio I (2001), only revamped for a telepresent world that blurs the line between private and public.