Postcards are a method of making contact that tries to bring people closer and to indicate that the receiver is in the thoughts of the sender: “Wish you were here”. The lighthouse, conversely, is a method of communicating across distance that is designed to maintain that distance, warning that approach might risk a shipwreck. This tension between drawing nearer and keeping at bay is at the centre of these works, bound up in the sentimentality that the vintage quality of the postcards brings to the work.
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Year of production: 2011-date
Media: found postcards, cardboard, glue, custom electronics.
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