In the Event is a public artwork by Sheldon Brown, commissioned by the Seattle Arts Commission for the Key Arena at the Seattle Center. It consists of 28 video monitors set into a 60 foot long by 8 foot high wall of cast aluminum relief panels. Its video imagery is generated from several sources including: two video cameras, a laser disk, and the live event feed from the arena. The piece is controlled by a network of 9 computers that sequence and wipe video imagery across the video monitors. In order to view the images from these sources, the viewer must transform their own viewing process to engage the movements of the video images within the artwork. By doing so, they actively become a part of the mediascape which the piece operates within. The perceptual zone that the viewer enters is one that shifts between that of the mediated environment and that of the physical environment.

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