Less a commentary on the outdated and discarded technology, this piece uses 12 TV’s as a metaphor to explore our personal filtering mechanisms. In this interpretation of “The Last Supper”, the 12 televisions represent the apostles at the table. By facing the screens towards the wall, the literal information being presented is obfuscated, reflecting the apostle’s inability to truly understand the significance of what Jesus was explaining to them that night. The televisions in this piece are playing Mel Gibson’s, “The Passion of the Christ” and are continuously looped for the duration of the installation. While the extreme graphic representation of the brutality of the crucifixion of Christ is being presented, viewers–in much the same way as the apostles–are unaware of the deeper message that is being communicated. The inability to directly see the screens of the televisions while having the light and movement of colors from the various scenes reflect off the walls, creates an opportunity for viewers to experience the conversation at the last supper through a mediated experience. There is an acknowledgment of the information but a detachment with the content.
Mixed Media, 2013
12 CRT Televisions, DVD & Player