Varvara & Mar: Binoculars to… Binoculars from…


‘Binoculars to…Binoculars from…’ is an installation that connects a number of places in an extraordinary way. When you look through the binoculars, instead of seeing the scene physically in front of you, you are transported to a different site. This opening of a real-time window into another location is not unidirectional: when looking into the binoculars, your eye is captured and shown on an urban screen at the observed place.

The people who are observed will see the large-scale, searching eye of an observer looking at them. The installation goes beyond playfully connecting to different locations, it also deals with issues of extended surveillance. In this respect ‘Binoculars’ enables a view of the observer from the other side.

To see at
Klyde Warren Park

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Section within the
Dallas Arts District

Varvara and Mar have been working together as an artist duo since 2009. They have exhibited their art pieces in a number of international shows and festivals. Last year the duo has been commissioned by Google and Barbican Centre for creating a new art piece for Digital Revolution exhibition.


The artist duo locates itself in the field of art and technology and is concerned about the new forms of art, and innovation. They use and challenge technology in order to explore novel concepts in art and design. Hence, research is an integral part of their creative practice.

Varvara (born in Tartu, Estonia), gained her bachelor degree in IT from Estonian IT College, master degree in digital media from ISNM in Germany and currently is a PhD candidate at the Estonian Art Academy.

Mar (born in Barcelona) has two degrees: in art and design from ESDI in Barcelona and in computer game development from University Central Lancashire in UK. He is also a co-founder of Derivart and Lummo.

Photos: Copyright Scogin Mayo

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