An Exercise in Falling Short
Electricity, liquid crystal display lit by cold-cathode fluorescent tube, mysterious combination of ones and zeroes, YouTube, internet, found line pattern, found colours, found paper, found object, found darkness, found time, ambient noises, ambient scents, drifting thoughts.
This piece is an attempt at in-breaking out of the virtual and into the real. For me, the shifts in pattern, colour and light ultimately fall well short of their natural counterparts, but this doesn’t matter. Instead, the piece succeeds in helping me imagine the screen as a material object in the world of senses rather than merely a magic window into the not-here. You can read more about the process behind this piece here.
Dan Drage is an artist and researcher doing a collaborative PhD with ITIA and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. His artistic practice tends toward sculptural, material-driven works which exist in time and place. He finds the screen to be an uncomfortable and challenging medium and hopes this submission makes a crack in our collective rectangular myopia.