Mylar, holographic fim, String, 6 Projectors, Web Cameras (operating as motion sensor), Processing Software
Different videos appear depending on the location of the participant
Site-specific installation, dimensions variable
Expanded Screen is an immersive interactive installation featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego‘s event TNT (Thursday Night Things). The event is part of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition Phenomenal: California Light, Space and Surface. The exhibition features works by Light and Space artists, including Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Doug Wheeler, Mary Corse, Larry Bell, and more.
For November’s TNT, Boyd’s immersive interactive installation, Expanded Screen, evokes a quandary–if one’s apprehension of a determinate physical environment is largely dependent on their visual perception of said environment, what happens when they see something that is not there? How can light and spatialized imagery distort our visual perception of space and ultimately question what qualifies as an actual object? The screen and the image typically collapse physical space. In the instance of Expanded Screen, the self and surrounding spaces are decentralized. The foreground, middle-ground and background are extended into layered accordion-like planes of tangible and intangible spaces. The screen space extends from the viewers walking through the gallery, past sculptural holographic faceted screens and into the bellows of a “hall of mirrors” styled video.