shifting void

Art, Photography

Penelope Umbrico’s Artist Website Here. 3_suncopyright2-1Penelope Umbrico, 36 Copyrighted Suns/ Screengrabs 2009-2012.

Inst_BookpedGridPenelope Umbrico, Image Collection #2: Instances of Books as Pedestals (from home-decor and home-improvement websites and catalogs) 2007.  

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Penelope Umbrico, Views from the Internet (from home improvement websites) 2008.

signalsPenelope Umbrico, Signals Still 2011.

Signals Still is a set of images of the screens of TVs for sale on Craigslist. As the substrate on which one sees the image, the screen both sifts and registers the result of the sift. I was drawn to the TVs that were turned on but expressed no image, only signal. Emitting eerie light, they are present but mute, they hum or hiss but tell no story. I wonder what invisible signals are received and projected, what necessary signals are sifted out by way of the medium’s inability to register the sign. – Penelope Umbrico

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