THE PAST IS PRESENT
Observe Exhibition at Art Center Co - invited
Myself and four other artists were commissioned to create a new work related to infrared astronomy for the Observe Exhibition at Art Center College of DesignThis work was inpired by the fact that when we look at the stars, we do not see them as they are at this moment, but as they were in the past.When you walk into the space you first see a large clock, and at the same time, hear a bunch of voices. As you enter the space you realize that each of the hours of the clock are different sizes and different distances away. At some point the viewer notices a glowing light that says "talk to me" on it. When the person bends over to talk to it, a microphone senses the movement and records for five seconds. Their voice is recorded, but not played back for a few seconds. The viewer is at first confused, since nothing happens immediately, but after a few seconds thier voice comes out of one of the speakers.