a garden raised by television
shane cooper

image: copyright 2006 simon jung

The work is composed of two halves. The upper half is a video wall of television screens, each tuned to a different channel and playing at low volume. The lower half is a garden of ferns that can survive under conditions of extreme lighting. The television screens provide light to the plants, which grow towards them in a constricted space, eventually colliding.

The work measures 2m x 2m x 1m, and is suspended from the ceiling by aircraft cabling. It is shown in darkness.

images: copyright 2006 simon jung

Dates Event Location

Massey University
Wellington, New Zealand
Shane Cooper

ZONE_V2_ Unstable Media: Act - Interact
Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

Bjork and Chris Cunningham, Lynn Hershmann, Shane Cooper, ////////fur////, Jens Brand, Christoph Bruno, Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, Ryoji Ikeda, George Legrady, Zachary Lieberman, Marnix de Nijs, David Rokeby, Staalplaat Soundsystem, Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, Ubermorgen.Com, Alessandro Ludovico, Paolo Cirio, Herwig Weiser, Zhou Hongxiang

John Di Stefano
James McCarthy
Clinton Wadsworth - Construction
Tom Kluyskens - Photography
Simon Jung - Photography
Mel James - Photography
Daniel Marwick - Assistance
Shane Cooper - Concept and Design

image: copyright 2006 simon jung