Painted Projection

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

Exhibition Label
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.

Watch This!: Revelations in Media Art, 2015
Title
Painted Projection
Artist
Date
1977
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
closed-circuit video installation
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Interior
  • Object – furniture – television
  • Abstract
Object Number
2014.10.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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