The origins for much of my work come from investigations into how a particular piece of technology functions. The practical goal is to understand the functionality in order to exert more expressive control over the devices in question. The result of these attempts at technical understanding, is typically, an appreciation for the imagination of the designers who initially created the devices, but occasionally it leads to a poetic leap in considering how such devices can be used or re-used.
Cathode Ray Tubes, also known as TVs, have long been a terminus for signals -the end destination for entertainment, information and images. They are the end of line for a stream of instructions executed by electro-magnets which direct an electron beam across a phosphorous screen producing a brief luminous glow that fades into culture and memory.
The installation 'shadow, aspect, ratio' re-imagines TVs to be less a terminal and more an origin to create a relationship between light source, object and projected surface. TVs, driven by small micro-controllers, cast evolving patterns of light onto an array of inanimate objects. These objects in-turn, cast their animated shadows onto small screens illuminating the contrasts between light and dark, angle and distance, facts and fictions inspired by my own fascination with the setting sun, the rising moon, early astronomy and technologies both new and obsolete.