past work___eyestrain___ pyramid project___x series___contraposto___lazlo: portrait of the artist in white
eyestrain was an installation that was constructed in mar vista california in 1990. the piece was an enclosed space 4ftx6ftx8 ft.
inside the space there is a stick figure and a concrete block wall. the figure is watching a television embedded in the wall. the television shows alternately the hydrogen bomb test at the bikini atoll and household goods advertising from that time period. woody had a looped audio track that stated "i'm being lied to i'm being lied to i'm being...". all this was enclosed by the simple device of a 3 dimensional line drawing in simple black cord.
woody and the television are trapped in a symbiotic contextual feedback loop. this is modern life. it is a statement about the end of the industrial age and the beginning of a more sinister technological age that has transformed us into passive receptors of propaganda and marketing. we live a state of dulled senses, enclosed in a theoretical space of our own creation.
eyestrain __image 2__installation__1990