White Glove Tracking


On May 4, 2007, Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth asked internet users to help isolate Michael Jackson's white glove in all 10,060 frames of his landmark televised performance of "Billy Jean". 72 hours later, 125,000 gloves had been located. The collected data was released for all to download and use as an input into any digital system. Resulting work was submitted online and presented in gallery exhibitions. Supported by Rhizome Commissions Program and the Eyebeam OpenLab. Print loan courtesy of Bobby Houlihan.

Project Created: 
May 2007