current, 2010
beam light, morse code and video projected across the Delaware River

current was originally designed and installed along the Delaware river where it forms the border between the states of Pennsylvania and New York.

I am interested in the river as a site that defines borders while being a historic conduit of trade. current spans is comprised of two major elements. On one side of the river there is a high-powered beam light that flashes Morse code toward a video screen positioned on the opposite side of the river. The video content juxtaposes footage of the environment from around the river with a sequence of a worker within an office environment. The Morse code spells out the passage in the United States Constitution that gives Congress the right to regulate interstate trade. As the light flashes the video, controlled by an Isadora software patch, is washed off the screen and a audio tone respond in a mirror of audible Morse code.


Subscribe for updates.