(The Sky is Blue)
out of computer equipment, "Untitled (The Sky is Blue)"
was a large, circular structure standing over 6ft tall and around
12ft in diameter. The structure had an entranceway which allowed
the viewer to enter inside.
Using around 100 computers and 60 monitors, with almost everything
turned on, the sculpture generated a powerful electrical field which
permeated the air inside and outside its walls. This was felt the
most when inside, as it combined with the bright electric-blue light
of the monitors to create a very different, usual space and experience
that verges on the spiritual. Viewers were free to stay and sit
inside the space, as many did for quite long periods of time.
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Thanks to The
Glasgow School of Art for donating the computers used to create
Text: Sandy Smith, 2005