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'Interference -'3 days, 3 hours, 22 minutes and 46 seconds' 
Commission by Land Securities and SW1 Gallery

Video tape, 15m x 6m x 17m. London 2011

700,000cm of unspooled videotape precisely stretched around 3 huge columns transformed this everyday gallery space.

 

The thin edge and the wide edge of the videotape were seen alternately, creating a vibrant and disorientating effect for the audience. Each illuminated, agitated, individual line was twisted a specific number of times, and built into a network of regularly laid-out strands of unspooled videotape, which created an abstract form which, when viewed, distorted optically by moving in and out of focus.

 

a dramatic physical and optical experience. Through the repetition of minimal forms, inspired by the Op artists from the 1950s and 1960s, the artist transforms the material weightlessness of videotape. Lightweight, strong and flexible, the physical and optical impact on the viewer is caused by the precise geometry of structure and light.

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