Interview for 21c Museum Hotels
Interview for 21c Museum Hotels with new installation "River of Time"
Nobody’s Home (2016) wooden door, led lights, microcontroller 95cm x 207cm x 7cm A sliver of light glows from the gap at the bottom of a door; shadows move. Via these known and accepted indications, the viewer thinks that there are people walking on the other side. However, there is actually nothing there. The light is generated from a strip of LEDs integrated into the bottom of the door, which plays a video of the artist and his studio assistant walking behind a fictional door. The sculpture creates a tension between perception and reality, generating a false sense of space beyond the artwork and reducing what appears to be an entire person into a mere strip of technology.
Wonderland (Dubai) (2015) TV, Camera, Motor, 3D printed parts, Computer dimensions variable A camera module takes a Burj Khalifa snowglobe and shakes it. The camera module is connected to a television to create live animations of the Burj Khalifa in a glitterstorm. This artwork is an analog animation module. Instead of using computers to generate animations, real materials and real physics are used to create live generative animations situated between the real and virtual.
Rain Under Lamppost (2014) Projector, Mini PC 100cm x 300cm A projector is mounted so half of the video image grazes the wall before it hits the floor. The video is controlled through generative software and replicates the action of falling rain, through the cone of light from a lamppost, here replaced by a projector. This work hints at volumetric space and the interstices between virtual worlds and reality, while creating a calm and reflective scene of watching rain pass through the light from a lamppost.