Cracked LCDs

Blackmore, David (2008) Cracked LCDs. [Art/Design Item]

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Abstract

In ‘Cracked LCDs’ Blackmore has been photographing broken Liquid Crystal Display Screens from the latest digital devices such as laptops, phones and cameras; technologies that play a large part in our modern daily routines. These digital forms have almost completely replaced analogue technology in industry and are fast replacing analogue forms in photographic art. Produced using solely traditional photographic equipment, Blackmore’s work catalogues and questions the place of obsolete technology in art and contemporary life. Technical notes David dismantles and removes the screens from collected devices. He then solders copper wires on to the connection points, in order to illuminate the screens. To date David has been experimenting with analogue production techniques, screens are photographed using a large format camera. These images will be exhibited as large-scale prints in order to confront the viewer with images that do not appear to be photographic but seem to be digital constructed images. The body of work has also been explored as a light installation as part of Pixxelpoint, Mestna galerija Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Text by Allan Forrester Parker

Item Type: Art/Design Item
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:54
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/530

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