Duplex, 2011

504 CCFL tubes (salvaged from 300 Bloomberg TFT screens), 36 power supply units salvaged from Bloomberg Terminals, 18 hand-finished Hi Mac panels, 2 cameras, 2 PCs, aluminium frame, custom circuits.
2 part installation 3900 x 1750 mm (each part)
Bloomberg / Arts Co.

Duplex is made up of numerous fluorescent tubes salvaged from Bloomberg computer screens. The tubes’ capacity to display information is re-interpreted to reflect the silhouettes of those moving past.

Originally created for Bloomberg’s 2011 ‘Waste Not , Want It’ exhibition, the work tracked the movements of those ascending and descending an escalator, presenting them with an illuminated representation of their own moving stance and gesture.

Duplex reveals the potential of latent energy in banal mass-manufactured components when unlocked and put to use in a different context.