Timering 2006-2008

The Timering is an interactive video installation by Bill Spinhoven and Michiel van Bakel. When entering, a visitor is observed from multiple viewpoints using a ring of cameras.

A spectator who walks into the ring influences, via his or her electromagnetic presence, a theremin (a predecessor of the synthesizer, and one of the first electronical musical instruments)
which in turn controls the order of the cameras. In this way one
can manipulate the perspective and the timing sequence of the projected video image by walking around in the space.
The installation continues to surpise by its strange deformations of time. Sometimes present and past seem to melt into one. One is at the same time both director and actor, conductor and musician, or, if you like, guard and observed in one.