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.
“False Awakenings”, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York