A body of 20 videos that explore the ambiguous rift between the digital and the analog, where notions of reality and illusion overlap with each other equivocally and strangely.
Situated firmly within the landscape of the home-lab, Switch shows electrical devices being controlled by tangible, mutable, and messy interfaces in place of slick, ergonomically designed plastic devices to spotlight of the absurd human obsession with appending our bodies and our senses with high- tech gadgetry. But Switch is magic in its truest sense of the word: it is an illusion. The work of Switch exists where the gap of visual suggestion is filled by a viewer’s projection of possibility. Switch, therefore, refers both to the literal act of electrical switches and to the more subtle switch within our perceptions about authenticity and falsity, revealing our own willingness to believe in technology.
Switch overview video:
Switch, as a three-channel installation with a Pineapple Sculpture at the Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, 2012:
All the videos in the Switch series:
Switch installed as a twelve-channel installation at the Rhode Island School of Design, 2011:
Switch installed as a single-channel installation at ART // SHOW, Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2012:
Gallery showings of Switch:
2012: MULTIPLEXER SPACE, Las Vegas, NV
2012: Screen Capture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2012: ART // SHOW, Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
2012: Older than Bambi, Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
2012: Binaries, Idea Lab, University of Georgia, Athens, GA