This video was created by placing laser cut black paper over an LCD screen. This obscures most of the image allowing only 18 intermittent lines of pixels to shine through. This work was shown in darkened space. This allowed for the highest level of contrast between the illuminated pixels and the black paper covering the screen. If you saw this work when it was exhibited you would have experienced true black, something that is impossible to reproduce on any monitors or projector that you might use to view the documentation of this work in the video below. The sound is a key aspect of this work so if you can listen through good speakers or headphones all the better.
This video was first exhibited as part of Wave Form (2015). This is an excerpt from the original work. The full duration is 8:35 minutes.
If the blacks in this video aren’t as black as the background colour of this site you may need to adjust your video card settings.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.