James Clar | Nobody’s Home (2016)
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
portfolio_page-template-default,single,single-portfolio_page,postid-16683,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode-theme-ver-7.8,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.8.1,vc_responsive

Nobody’s Home

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