During two year’s time, SHED CUBED  traces the heliotropic movement of drawings across diurnal passages of light and darkness in an austere interior of concrete floors and white walls. SHED CUBED is ‘shedding’ drawings. The drawings accumulate, re-materialize, and melt away in the space of the shed…. pentimenti–


SHED CUBED reflects on the materiality of video as a drawing medium and architectural body.

SHED regards  the effect of transverse light, as the sunlight moves through the space from early morning onwards… The video footage captures the slow changes of the light and the rapid changes of the drawing. In post production, the video format becomes a long strip, rather than the typical rectangle– a sequencing and serial effect. The footage is compressed up to a limit of 900 percent. The shed is hermeneutic (pertaining to its own secrets) but the transverse light inside the shed explodes the intimacy of such a secret space, brings it into the light. Effectively the light exposes the drawings as a writing process that iterates line after line in accumulations, refrains, recollections and recursions. Following the drawings, the video montage sheds time in layers, in a profusion of moments…the installation recapitulates the shed.

Technical requirements

4 HD projectors and screens or 4 LCD screens set in cardinal formation. The spatial requirement is ideally a separate video room with overhead suspended projectors in a space equal to the original ‘shed’, e. g. 200 square feet. however, a less dramatic and more intimate approach would involve a minimum of 4 screens with a minimum dimension of 36 inches each (diagonal measurement).

People will be able to enter the space of the ‘shed’ by walking into a separate dark exhibition space. Sound delivery can be handled with modest amplifiers like those built into LCD screen systems; the sound will be ambient and low level, and balanced between the four screens. The most important technical issue is to design the installation for a very direct experience of the spatial processing that the drawing footage unfolds. The videos can be run from DVDs in loop on DVD players or on a LAN streaming network.

HD video in four channels
Edition of five
1920 x 1080 HD maximum scale / 48 khz sound dolby 5.1 and stereo
24 minutes in loop
Project: 2004-2014 video | Medium: ,
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