Hundreds of climactic endings culled from Hollywood films stream from a mass of discarded analog televisions and electronic components, collected from Los Angeles’ e-waste disposal centers. The overlapping audio and video tracks converge into a polyphonic swan song. Drawn from a bygone era of Hollywood conventions, the end of the non-digital broadcast system, and the conundrum of obsolescence and disposability in our throw-away culture, Monument is a testament to a critical turning point in our history.
Forty-channel installation created in 2009 for California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California.
dimensions: 5’ x 5’ x 8’
materials: forty discarded analog televisions, eight DVD players, wood palettes, mixed materials.