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Home Entertainment

Colette Window

Home Entertainment was an installation constructed out of industrial storage shelving and stacks of obsolete technologies from the 1980s – dial telephones, VHS tapes and ghetto blasters, recreated in perfect detail in flawless white ceramic. The effect is that of a mausoleum of defunct consumer electronics from the recent past, the place where old technologies go to die. In the center is an electronic screen framed in white ceramic, but the electronic display showed a moving image sequence of hundreds of ghostly faces, peering intently out of the window and trapped in a never ending video loop. These were the faces of passers by in the street who, by touching a special sensor set into the store window, triggered a video camera to record a short sequence of themselves to add to the exhibition. Each day the exhibition grew as more passers by added themselves to the artwork. The project was installed in the store window at Colette, in Paris, by Sam Baron, Andy Cameron, Eric Faggin, Bethany Koby, Massimo Parolin, Ross Phillips, Daniel Hirschman, Oriol Ferrier-Messiera, in 2006.

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