Slow Television is my second installation composed of technological waste. Comprised of screens from deconstructed flat screen televisions that cannot be industrially recycled, this installation points to our consumption of and obsession with technology. Through working with this material, I have come to understand why we are so attracted to television screens and the light that they reflect: the materials that we produce for technology are exquisite. They should not be thrown away. With this installation, I am proposing a work that has the elemental properties of television: Slow Television.
This project was created for HiggsField Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. Craving a break from the frenetic pace of my everyday life, I decided to record videos of clouds passing through the district in which the gallery was located.
Fans were installed to activate the screens, which rotated slowly throughout the exhibition. During the days, the space filled with light rendering the projections invisible, while at night clouds and blue skies emerged.
This exhibition was partially funded by:
The Internal Art and Humanities Initiative – IUPUI
New Frontiers Grant – Indiana University
Special thanks to Andrew King and Recycle Force