“23-hours” (2004-2008) a site-specific digital public art installation sited within the NHS Walk-In Centre at Knowle West Health Park in Bristol. This short film documents the 23 screen LCD screen instillation in just over 6 minutes and was produced with me and on my behalf by jrpp.tv
The project was developed over 18 months with involvement from the local older peoples’ Healthy Living Walking Group, who helped me to collect plants from the surrounding area. The plants were chosen, apart from growing near by, on the basis that they had health giving properties. Images were made using traditional flower pressing techniques and then scanned to create 23 high quality images. Each image was transformed in to one of twenty three 1 minute long moving sequences.“23-hours” was shown on an arrangement of 23 LCD portrait 17” monitors. Each one-minute sequence was repeated sixty times. This meant it would take 23 hours for the work to be shown in its entirety. Each day the whole 23-hour cycle would shift forward one hour, therefore taking 23 days to return to the start. In this way the work had it’s own timing, meaning that if you came in to the building at the same time, everyday for 23 days in a row you would always be greeted by a new moving wall of images. This was illustrated by a comment by the project manger based on the site: “I have just seen a film I have not see before” this was after it had been running non-stop for 8 months.
The 23 films in the instillation where made with the support of Tristan Summers, aftereffects specialist.