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Sea of Secrets (2001)
Interactive Light Installation
Lights, boxes, cable, steel


I hung boxes, side by side, from the ceiling and strung a single light down into each. The boxes hung in a single horizontal layer in space, about 3.5 feet from the floor. The sides of the boxes that were visible, without disturbing the rectangle, were painted black. The inner sides of the boxes, the ones faced each other, were painted white and had holes burned through them. Viewers were encouraged to disturb the boxes, pushing them, walking between them and separating them. When they did this, the boxes would move and expose the white sides with the holes, revealing the light. The room would change from almost black, to glowing from the different pockets of light- all triggered by the movements and actions of the viewer.