David ShrigleyLight Switch 2007

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Artist
David Shrigley (born 1968)
Title
Light Switch
Date 2007
MediumVideo, projection, black and white and sound (stereo)
Dimensionsduration: 1min, 29sec
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2008
Reference
T12818
Not on display

Summary

Light Switch is a short digital animation exhibited in a continuous loop. It is projected directly onto the gallery wall by a projector mounted on a tall white plinth. Covered by a Perspex box and standing approximately a metre from the wall, the projector imposes a significant sculptural presence that the viewer cannot avoid being aware of while watching the animation. This is projected at approximate shoulder level. It is based on a drawing of a light switch set just above and to the right of centre in a white rectangular space (the screen)… (read more)

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