Saturday, May 7, 2011
Pendulum (one goes blind while the other sees)
The piece consists of 3 parts: (1) a television attached to a 30' pendulum, (2) a feed back loop between two security cameras [which face into each others lenses] and the tv (3) a two- channel video switch that changes the image on the tv screen from camera 1 to camera 2.
The pendulum is dependent upon the outside force of a viewer's push to set it in motion. When the pendulum swings to the left the tv displays the image from camera 1, when the pendulum swings to the right the tv displays the image from camera 2. As the pendulum gets closer to center the image breaks down into noise. The pendulum is destined to be pulled by gravity back to center again, and vision is blurred.