05 July 2011

Computer Installations by Sandy Smith

Computer Installations it's a large series of works running from 2005 into 2006 by Sandy Smith. The works all used a huge stock of redundant but working computers, gathered over the year. The series ended with an exhibition at Edinburgh's Embassy Gallery. See more;

Mauritian Sunset - 2006

"The resulting wall stretched accross the centre of the main room of the Gallery in Edinburgh, wall to wall and floor to ceiling, the rear of the computers facing the windows onto the street. A small doorway was built into the wall, only five and a half foot tall, and two foot wide. The monitors facing forwards showed flat colour, working over the wall to create a rough gradient representation of a classic sunset."

Green / Blue Horizontal - 2005

"Constructed as my final submission for The Glasgow School of Art degree show, "Green / Blue Horizontal" is the largest structure I have made to date, using everything I'd collected over the previous 8 months.
Standing at 3 metres tall, the wall curved round the far corner of the room, creating a seperate space approximately 3 by 3 metres. This space was accessable through a gap in the wall, covered by an arch of monitors. Every (about 60) monitor in the wall was turned on, each displaying a single flat colour. The monitors on the bottom half of the wall showed various hues of green, and the top half showed blue, creating a rough horizon line stretching round the wall. Inspired on - 'bliss' desktop image by Microsoft."

See the complete Computer installation series here.