from 16 monitors and 60 computers in a dimly lit round basement
space, the circular structure of The Blackhouse faces outwards,
yet allows the viewer to look over and into it's complicated interior.
Several computers run short audio loops; howling wind, rain and
the occasional bird song. The monitors show a variety of images,
from picture-perfect postcards views of Scotland, to computer generated
landscapes, to a live link to a remote webcam positioned overlooking
a quiet road passing the Cuillins, a mountain range in Skye.
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thumbnail below to see a large version of the photograph.
Thanks to The
Glasgow School of Art for donating the computers used to create
Text: Sandy Smith, 2005