Tatsuo Miyajima Opposite Circle 1991

Artwork details

Artist
Tatsuo Miyajima born 1957
Title
Opposite Circle
Date 1991
Medium 30 light emitting diodes units, 3 transformers and aluminum panel
Dimensions Displayed: 35 x 3220 x 3220 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996
Reference
T07180
Not on display

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'Opposite Circle' belongs to a potentially vast body of work entitled the '133651 Series'. This piece consists of thirty light emitting diode (LED) units. Each unit is a row of ten two-digit counters which count upwards repeatedly from nothing to ninety-nine. Within a unit, up to five counters may be wired to any of the remaining ones, allowing a total of 133,651 combinations. The artist has assigned a serial number to each possible configuration. Every configuration whose serial number is divisible by seven is made with green rather than red diodes. Miyajima uses electronic counters not for measurement but as metaphorical devices through which he suggests dialogue, harmony and structure within a universal context.

January 1998

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