Light Switch Daydream

2005, looped video on wall-mounted LCD screen


Light Switch Daydream creates a digital video version of a household light switch.

Hung vertically at light switch height, a small 4 x 6 inch LCD screen is situated on a wall. The digital light switch is repeatedly turned on and off caught in a looped decorative metamorphosis. Both the background wallpaper in the video and the hand painted floral designs on the switch ebb and flow as if stuck in a hallucinogenic flashback. This dreaminess, the cyber-immateriality, and the details of a domestic space slowly slip into the grotesque and garish.