An interactive art installation at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, "Sanctum" employs surveillance systems to generate cinematic narratives with social media content that matches the demographic profile of passers-by.

This video and it's companion "James Coupe and Juan Pampin: Sanctum" ( explore the ideas and innovative technology behind "Sanctum," the timely questions it raises, and how you can participate.

In 2010, the Henry issued an open international call, soliciting proposals for a site-specific digital art project to transform the façade of the museum's main entrance, and to engage the thousands of UW students, faculty, and staff who pass by the Henry every day. In late 2011, James Coupe and Juan Pampin's "Sanctum" was selected from a global pool of 91 applicants. After 18 months of research and development, "Sanctum" was installed during the spring of 2013 and went live in early May of the same year.

This video was created as a collaborative project between the artists (, the Henry (, and Solstream Media (

Produced and Directed by
RJ Sánchez
Production Manager: Rachael Faust
Featuring: James Coupe, Juan Pampin
Editor: Matthew DiTullo

© 2013, Solstream Media

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