Light Furniture

 
 

For years I’ve picked up pieces of furniture to use for making art, and they often end up incorporating light. The chairs have photo flash units on the arms with a button to push. We Carry Our Prisons With Us has black stripes across the face of the flash unit. When you push the button, it flashes. You look up and see the afterimage - vertical bars - wherever you look. The chairs were originally shown with mirrors, so you could see your face behind bars. 


Easy To Remember was an exhibition which included sound, the body, and chairs with flash units, on which were written conjunctions of the verb “to remember” in different languages.  After seeing the flash, you look up and see the afterimage “I remember” across your vision.