The Blackhouse (2004)

Constructed from 16 monitors and 60 computers in a dimly lit round basement space, the circular structure of The Blackhouse faces outwards, yet allows the viewer to look over and into complicated interior. Several computers run short audio loops; howling wind, rain and the occasional bird song. The monitors show a variety of images, from picture-perfect postcards views of Scotland, to computer generated landscapes, to a live link to a remote webcam positioned overlooking a quiet road passing the Cuillins, in Skye.

This work was the first in a series of structures/installations made with a collection of around 100 donated computers.

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Constructed from 16 monitors and 60 computers in a dimly lit round basement space, the circular structure of The Blackhouse faces outwards, yet allows the viewer to look over and into complicated interior. Several computers run short audio loops; howling wind, rain and the occasional bird song. The monitors show a variety of images, from picture-perfect postcards views of Scotland, to computer generated landscapes, to a live link to a remote webcam positioned overlooking a quiet road passing the Cuillins, in Skye.

This work was the first in a series of structures/installations made with a collection of around 100 donated computers.

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