Palm tree 1
The first palm plays a continuous loop of a video. We see the architectural surface of Orange County and hear the story of Vi Vuong, a Ph.D. student at UC Irvine.
real stream , 24 min
Palm tree 2
The second palm has hidden surveillance cameras in the trunk and the monitors mirror the viewer and the immediate surroundings. It is silent.
real stream , 3:30 min
Palm tree 3
The third tree is interactive with an integrated computer and touch screen.
Click to view the clips shown in the video tree
The artist about the installation
The artifical nature of our environment.(444kb)
Surveillance Tree (443kb)
Woman Tree (374kb)
Caution about the seduction of technology.(1Mb)
The video in the tree (580kb)