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sine.magnet.phosphoresced. - SAIC Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Spring 2011

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Published on Nov 15, 2011

sine.magnet.phosphoresced.
Audio and Video Installation
Sullivan Galleries 2011

*The audio of this documentation includes low-frequencies
that cannot be reproduced without a capable sound system.

Media: Modified television, computer, speakers, sinusoidal waveforms (48Hz. 98Hz. and variable), and electromagnetism.

The cathode ray tube has become an antiquated and useless technology in this era of binary bits. This technology, by its current definition, acts as the quintessential representation of the rise and fall of technology in our rapidly progressing society. As a child outgrows a toy, we have collectively abandoned the CRT, casting it aside to be scavenged for valued metals in the proverbial wastebaskets of our cities.
For the piece sine.magnet.phosphoresced., the now obsolete cathode ray tube television takes on a monumental, sculptural form within an immersive sound environment. The intense visceral response to this obsolete technology implores the viewer to confront the detritus of technological progress and innovation.
Modern technology is used to drive the internals of the CRT giving the dated device a new voice. Though it brings new life to a dead technology, the process, since its initial installation, has been simultaneously destroying the CRT through the effects of ion burn seen in the center of the screen.

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