Open 24 Hours, 2003
Open 24 Hours, 2003
2-channel DVD installation
5 min (loops continuously) with audio

A two-channel installation based around digital animations of neon signs of human eyes. In the first sign, the eye is open, relieved intermittently with a blink; in the second, the eye is closed tight, occasionally opening to peer out. The two channels are intended to be shown on flat-panel monitors facing each other.

Here, the 'open' in 'open 24 hours', takes on a somewhat comic sense of vigilance or insomnia. The imagery is inspired by the prose of Samuel Beckett, where a disembodied eye appears as a representation of the rupture between the outside world of objects and the inner world of the mind.



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