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20 Mistakes Make Me Wonder ... (Take #2)

  • Miguel Santos
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Abstract

The installation 20 Mistakes Make Me Wonder ... (Fig. 1+2) was presented at the End Gallery, Sheffield, in December 2007. The work consisted of twenty fluorescent lights, prepared to mal-function, vertically installed in twenty aluminium structures and displayed in a grid. This work could be named faulty minimalism, if it were not clearly intended as such. The creation of contradictions in the interface led to the enaction of those contradictions as paradoxes by the audience creating tensions that needs to be eased. There is the illusion of a contradiction; the lights are not on and neither off; they are trying to be on. The invisible is made visible by emphasising the transition between the apparent contradicting arguments, the poles (lights on and off).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Santos
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  1. 1.Fine ArtsSheffield Hallam UniversityUK

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