Cardiff Festival, Wales, UK - September 2003
The installation ‘Dead Space’ imposes a new class of space within an existing linear corridor space. This new class of space is a technologically rendered interstitial zone constructed of light feedback. The interaction of fluorescent light, a low-res surveillance camera and the movement of an observer between generates a reductive, super-eroded image of the passer-by. Eroding the occupant, ’Deadspace’ simultaneously generates a live image of the event and captures this information as a record. The installation allows a space for stoppage and interaction. Protagonists are encouraged to play freely between the real-time image and the spatial surround, revealing smiles, conversation and social gathering. The edited video documentation was selected for the Urban Screen Exhibition curated by g39 gallery for the Cardiff Festival and shown on the Queen Street urban display screen, Cardiff, UK.