is typically used as a two-way mirror in security or surveillance situations. However, Erik Carlson and Erica Carpenter of AREA C projects took it to a new level in a unique project aptly named MEDIUM
, located at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) School of Media and Communication.
is a text-based digital artwork using language sourced directly from BGSU's live media broadcasts, as well as the University newspaper archives. Capturing thousands of phrases beginning we
, the artwork arranges them in alternating order, flashing one after another within the depths of a mirrored column. The result is an absurd oppositional dynamic: the viewer finds themselves subject to an ongoing litany of we
messaging which seems to demand that they choose a side - even as the criteria for choosing shifts with each new phrase.
Follow the link to see a video of MEDIUM
in action: https://vimeo.com/209251351
Project Title: MEDIUM
Artist: AREA C projects (Erik Carlson & Erica Carpenter)
Location: Bowling Green State University School of Media and Communication