Line (2012)

A new challenge on our visual perception, cognition, and consciousness.

A random hand-drawn line is processed through the computer into visual coding. The coding is shown on a screen with a designated time order and creates a high Hertz flash of light. When a viewer looks attentively at presumed light presented on video, the brain responds to the flash signal and synchronizes the brainwave in parallel to the curve of the original drawing. 

By receiving the flash signals, the brain (records and illustrates ) the ‘drawing’.  It becomes a carrier and an exhibiting arena for this invisible line, largely activating and deflating the physical space between the work and the viewer.

The work presents a different visual ‘interaction’ compared to that invoked by traditional artistic practices, questioning the ‘correct distance’ required to view an artwork. The action is invisible, yet irresistible.

The artwork impels both physical and psychological participation of various audiences. Now turn around, one will see the hand drawn line on the original drawing nailed on the opposite wall.

Here are the three lines:
The line on paper (visual)
The line reflected in the viewers’ brain (physical)
The deciphering of the line itself by the viewer (psychological)

Materials: LCD TV, Paper, Computer

Dimensions: Variable