Painted Projection

Copied Buky Schwartz, Painted Projection, 1977, closed-circuit video installation, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2014.10.1, © 1977, Ziva Schwartz

Artwork Details

Title
Painted Projection
Date
1977
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Copyright
© 1977, Ziva Schwartz
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Mediums
Mediums Description
closed-circuit video installation
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Interior
  • Object — furniture — television
Object Number
2014.10.1

Artwork Description

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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