Over the Border 1991

Tatsuo Miyajima
The Carnegie International: October 19, 1991 – February 16, 1992
Materials
LEDs

The gallery is painted black and darkened Two halves of the gallery are divided by a wall and encircled by feet of diodes green...

Description

The gallery is painted black and darkened. Two halves of the gallery are divided by a wall and encircled by 160 feet of diodes, green on one side of the wall and red on the other. The diodes, picked up by the camera as colored lines, are continually changing number strings.

The sequences of numbers could keep going into infinity. They are a kind of international language, almost organic in their continuity.

In collaboration with the 1991 Carnegie International.

About the Artist

Tatsuo Miyajima is a Japanese sculptor and installation artist who lives in Moriya, in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. His work frequently employs digital LED counters and is primarily concerned with the function and significance of time and space, especially within the context of Buddhist thought.