shutter shudder ep.1
Troy Briggs has replaced a light bulb in Berlin. The new bulb is listening to this website (http://dotdash.x1024.net/) and whatever is entered into the text field will be immediately translated into Morse code and flickered out. The text you type will only flash once and will not be archived. The exact location of the bulb is not disclosed but will be in a space accessible to the Berlin public: a flickering light in an alley, a pulsing light in a disco, a shuddering bulb in the soda machine sign.There will be one bulb, and many of you. This project is being spread through the web around the world so your message could be preceded by one from Nigeria and followed by a message from Iceland.
Location: Or Gallery Berlin, Oranienstrasse 37, 10999
Location: Soviet War Memorial Treptow, Puschkinallee, 12435 Berlin (feet of statue)
Location: Platz der Luftbrucke, Ubahn Station
Location: Großer Stern, Tiergarten, 10557
Location: Humboldthain Club, Hochstraße 46, 13357
Troy Briggs is a Chicago based inter-media artist, he received his MFA from the Fiber & Material Studies department and now is an instructor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The medium of the work covers a wide swath; some recent materials are wind, memory, a canary and light. The outcome is often ephemeral, not easily photographed and is better suited towards stories as documentation. The viewer’s phenomenological and psychological apprehension of the work is of the highest concern and often the subject of the work itself. He was a participant in Threewalls’10th Anniversary CSA Edition, has recently shown at Columbia College A+D Gallery, Shane Campbell Oak Park and Tricia Van Eck’s project space 6018NORTH.
This project has been completed as a part of Slow Frequency, a series of exhibitions initiated by Threewalls, Chicago and co-curated by Dan Devening, devening projects+editions; Jonathan Middleton, Or Gallery, Vancouver/Berlin and Shannon Stratton of Threewalls. This project was made possible by a generous grant from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connection Fund.
Special thanks goes to the generous collaborations of the talented Jon Dugan.