Lisa Gwilliam & Ray Sweeten (DataSpaceTime)
Feb 19, 2014 10:48PM

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About the work: In “Debugging" divers perform a routine maintenance on an artificial eco-system. The artists, by redrawing and layering a simulated physical space, hint at the “upkeep" of the underlying architecture of the work itself, and comment on the subjectivity of the act of looking and it's varying degrees of awareness. Images from the original video - broken into thousands of rotating animated gifs reassembled across grids - play, slightly offset, within browsers on each of two 60 inch LED screens. Subtle changes in light, motion, and content between and within the grids challenge the viewer’s ability to recognize the source video in this infinitely permutating work. A third browser, on a smaller screen, offers a real time visual report of the activities of the main screens – which interact with each other through a web socket (a virtual open “door”) – including the rotations of the gifs, the state of the browsers, and other raw event-based messages.

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Lisa Gwilliam & Ray Sweeten (DataSpaceTime)