The installation takes inspiration from The Panopticon, a prison built in 1785 by German philosopher Jeremy Bentham. [The Panopticon is] a circular prison where theres a central guard tower and theres cells surrounding it and each of the cells has its windows open to the central guard tower, so it only takes one all--seeing eye to patrol hundreds of prisoners, Wagner explains. When you stand in the center of his installation, the mirrors allow you to see yourself from every angle and see every other angle from that angle. Youre keeping an eye on yourself and an ear, too. A microphone captures your voice, and its played back as an echo. Get a load of yourself, from multiple points of view, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through January 10. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main. For information, call 713-528-5858 or visit www.lawndaleartcenter.org. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 21. Continues through Jan. 10, 2008