Installations using video and TVs

In addition to my video art and photographic work which can be seen on other pages on this site, I have also produced 3D work and installations. This page presents some of the work I have produced that  incorporates video into 3D installations.

Video installations. Swarm (left) and Procession (right) shown on damaged TV screens

Video installations. Swarm (left) and Procession (right) shown on damaged TV screens. Sion Hill, Interim Show, Bath.

To many consumers, the television is one of the most important consumer item. Its status in our homes often places it centre stage with all other furniture positioned in honour of it.  Each year new models appear offering greater size or higher resolution making diminishing the perceived value of the old model. The days of the TV repairman are long-gone, the large size of these screens makes them vulnerable to accidental damage, replacement is easier than repair.

The installations on this page incorporate consumer damaged TV sets, flawed symbols of our throwaway society which present the viewer with a degraded and pixelated images of the endless flow of goods and consumption of finite resources.

Two opposing TV damaged screens showing videos. Art installation

Swarm. Installation, damaged plasma TVs, metal frame

In Swarm, the two plasma screens, face each other at approximately 30cm apart, making it impossible to see the image properly forcing the viewer to view from the side or even place their head between the two displays.

Art installation, two damaged tv screens facing each other.

Swarm. Installation, damaged plasma TVs, metal frame


In the video below, two damaged screens play videos showing the movement of goods on ships in a continuous loop.

The ‘video wall’ below employs 4 damaged TV sets arranged in a grid playing a single video staggered across the array. The installation style mimics the multiscreen ‘media wall’ often seen in commercial spaces to sell products, services or opinions. Large banks of screens are also used by share traders whose decisions can impact on people and ecosystems across the globe.

The video below is of a two screen projection which was produced as part of my MA in Fine Art. The video was split using the projection mapping application Madmapper and projected on to two screens at 120 degrees to each other.

Metalwork

Steel is often used in my work to support screens or present work. In the sculpture below (Untitled), I wanted to use the material to create a large (4M high) unstable shape. Sea water was used to rust the steel.

4 meter steel spike.

Untitled, steel (4 meters high), Locksbrook Gallery, Bath

Close up of point of metal spike

Untitled. Close up of tip of spike on floor, Locksbrook Gallery, Bath