Projects

50 Light Fixtures from Home Depot
50 Light Fixtures from Home Depot

35mm colour motion picture film (1:1.33), no sound
9min looping film installation
8 x 10' (304 x 243 cm) fixed projection size
2010


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35mm colour motion picture film (1:1.33), no sound
9min looping film installation
8 x 10' (304 x 243 cm) fixed projection size
2010


PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

50 Light Fixtures.. is an investigation of the production of space through the study of light fixtures and the quality of light they produce. This 35 mm film installation begins in a state of total darkness. A single light fixture then turns on, illuminating a bare, white room whose boundaries are coincident with the edges of the screen. After about 10 seconds the fixture turns off, returning the screen to darkness. After a 4 second interval the light is turned on again, but in its place is a new fixture of a different style, a different position, and throwing or diffusing a different temperature of light thereby articulating the space in a different way. In a slow tempo, the screen goes dark and then is illuminated, each time revealing a new fixture and a new quality of space. The film is projected at 1:1 scale (the room is 8' x 10', emulating the aspect ratio of the projector) and runs as a continuous loop. The projector is the sole light source for the gallery, effectively plunging the space in and out of darkness, as though the projected light fixtures were the actual source of light in the room. [ - ]