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Scanner, 2020

Two projectors inside a gallery space rotate clockwise in synchronous motion. Inside each of their projected images, a narrative text scrolls counterclockwise to produce a negative interference that arrests the text’s motion on the wall. Projected from different angles, both texts physically connect and disconnect as the rotating platforms move the projections across the gallery walls. The text in this work loops through the same events remembered from two different perspective, and relates mundane moments that suggest cycles and changes in someone’s life: the speakers help each other move apartments, and meet friends, and get cash, and go to each others places, and make dinner, and get cash, and move apartments, and repeat.

Method

  • Two standard–throw projectors
  • Two rotating platforms, stepper-motors-driven
  • Arduino microcontroller
  • Two wireless-network-enabled synchronized media players

Exhibition

  • Trinity Square Video, Scanner, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 2020
  • Boarding House Gallery, Scanner, Guelph, Ontario, Canada – 2020