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Painted Projection

1977 Buky Schwartz Born: Jerusalem, 1932 Died: Tel Aviv, Israel 2009 closed-circuit video installation dimensions variable Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment © 1977, Ziva Schwartz 2014.10.1 Not currently on view

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Painted Projection is a playful, closed-circuit television (CCTV) installation. Abstract geometric shapes are painted directly onto the floor and wall, confusing the televisual space and distorting the architectural perspective. The artist's intent is resolved as the camera presents a perfect cube on the monitor. Schwartz subverts the authority of the camera through the simplest of painted graffiti. The viewer's participation---standing inside the box, aware or not---critically completes the spatial illusion.

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Architecture Interior

Object - furniture - television

installation art