dan simcox – watch, 27.01.10

February 4, 2010

Reconsidering abandoned technology, ‘Watch’, questions the speed of technological change, recent technologies and how it dictates the way we live our lives on a day-to-day basis. The use of media that is in the transition of becoming lost conjures questions surrounding our current global media, surveillance, the digital revolution, and how these areas restrain, contain and suppress us.

Arranged with a camcorder constantly recording, and a video player constantly playing, means that the visuals seen on the screen will only be displayed once before being erased.

Being a physical medium the videotapes wear out through use making it degrade, decay and become worn away. This work explores this process through re-recording what is displayed on the screen, displaying it once before recording over the tapes.

This test was set up on Thursday 21st January utilising the shop window of blink Gallery Coventry. The window helps to emphasise the passage of time and the sound created was developed over the duration of the test through the re-recording process.



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