The Year's Midnight
"The Year's Midnight" is an interactive installation that shows the viewer's image on screen, unprocessed, except for plumes of white or black smoke that emanate from his or her eye sockets until the whole display is filled with a dense smog. Live and recorded eyeballs extracted from the video accumulate on the bottom of the display, similar to traditional representations of St. Lucy. The project's name is the beginning of John Donne's "A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy's Day, Being the Shortest Day", a mournful poem which inspires this work.
|Name in spanish:
||La Medianoche del Año
|Year of Creation:
||Plasma screen, computer, digital webcam, custom software
||55" LED Display
||6 copies + 1 AP
||indoor, recorder, tracker, generator, smoke.
||Borusan Contemporary (Istanbul), North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh) and private collectors.