TV Meditation is a video installation about the suggestive nature of television. The installation consists of two parts. One is an LCD screen, placed on a pedestal, the other one is a pair of glasses. The content of the monitor remains hidden until the viewer puts on the glasses.
On their official website the hungarian police have released security camera images of wanted people. Although these images are for identification, but due to the low resolution of the cameras this is nearly impossible.
In this video installation I am measuring the financial value and the artistic value of Damien Hirst’s diamond skull called ‘For the Love of God’ which is one of the most expensive contemporary artwork.
According to the conventional view on art the artist creates the artwork and exhibits it in a gallery, than the viewer watches the artwork and has some kind of reaction about it. But what if we change the role of the viewer and the artwork?
“In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” – Sol LeWitt. In the Black Hole project I wanted to show the amount of time that was spent to create the artwork.
The mass media’s typical consumer has very high stimulus-treshold. I have created a video, without any act to criticise this consumer. The play button in my hand is used on social video sharing sites. Normally you can start playing the shared video by clicking this button, but in my video this button is completly useless.