James Clar | Flatline (2005)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
James Clar, media art, lighting art, light art, pop art, interactive art, led art, minimal, installation, 3d cube, jamesclar, light and space, new media, American visual artist, medium, dissociative, disruptive technology, technology
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Installation (dimensions variable)
Red Laser


A laser was installed in a designated smoking area in Shibuya Tokyo. Users interacted with the installation through the gesture of smoking. By exhaling smoke, the user dispersed a light diffuser that caused a flat red line to appear in mid-air. The more smokers present in the area, the stronger the flatline appeared.


A minimal, user-interactive, art installation, “Flatline” directly represented a medical flatline, created in mid-air with a laser and highlighted through the action of smoking. (Special thanks to Kanae and Yuko)