monolith

Glass, steel. 2014
1.8m x 0.5m

A simple pane of optical glass is placed in the landscape, inspired by menhirs used to measure cosmological time. The screens and glass architectures of our age of glass signify a digital illuminism and virtualisation that is monumentalised by glass monoliths of towering human proportions. The work creates a cosmographical interface in which landscape, sun, sky and viewer combine in a singular temporal depiction.
The only irresistible impulse is to occupy the nonspace, the empty space of representation that is, par excellence, the screen /  The spectral body of the virtual is itself virtual; it no longer is a body. At the screen, the body’s useless - Baudrillard