Twenty Four Seas

2020

24 magic lantern slides mounted to a 29’’ flat screen TV.

Twenty Four Seas is composed of antique magic lantern slides mounted to the face of a flat screen television. By juxtaposing these two mediums of entertainment, this work sheds light on consequences related to technological advancement.

These large format slides require backlight and so are illuminated with television static. This merges the materiality of both mediums while showcasing the vastness of time between their developments. The television noise pollutes the pristine seascapes and calls into question the environmental effects of mans technological advancement. Visually, the combination of the slides and TV static make the seascapes look like pointillist paintings.

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