Virus Series #1

Jocelyne Prince

Lint Ball AKA Static Virus (1997)

Installation

Televisions, glass, oil, public lint

180x180x180cm

33 old televisions are tuned in to static. White noise hisses loudly from each TV. A blanket of dryer lint from public Laundromats covers the entire sphere, exposing only the static patterns of the TV sets through oil filled lenses.

This work engages the idea of the domestic as a potential danger, as a virus. Domestic material such as lint and televisions coalesce into a bizarre and science fiction-like joke/nightmare. "Static Virus confronts our Neo-Victorian, post-Scientific Age by suggesting our implacable awareness of Big Science's failed utopian quest to sterilize our world from viruses is part of our one-dimensional fear bred form misunderstanding the role of viruses and dust as the best carriers of information and instigators of change." (Adams, Erica - This Side UP no,9, 2000)

Find out more: See the other pieces in this series, Mega Pathogen (1997 & 2007) and Isomorphic Prosthesis (1998), exhibition history and production artifacts.

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:: LINT BALL AKA STATIC VIRUS INSTALLATION + VIDEOS ::

Jocelyne Prince, Lint Ball AKA Static Virus, insallation view Articule Gallery, Montral, 1997. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Lint Ball AKA Static Virus, view of Lint Ball component, Articule Gallery, Montral, 1997. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Lint Ball AKA Static Virus, detail of Lint Ball component, Articule Gallery, Montral, 1997. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Lint Ball AKA Static Virus, video documentation of Lint Ball component, Articule Gallery, Montral, 1997. [1:15]

 


Jocelyne Prince, Lint Ball AKA Static Virus, view of Dandelion Virus component, Articule Gallery, Montral, 1997. Photo: Paul Litherland


Jocelyne Prince, Lint Ball AKA Static Virus, video documentation of Dandelion Virus component, Articule Gallery, Montral, 1997. [1:20]


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Jocelyne Prince

Lint Ball AKA Static Virus (1997)

Installation

Televisions, glass, oil, lint

180x180x180cm

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production artifacts

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