Installation View. Title: "Why can't we be friends now? It's what I want. It's what you want"

Why can’t we be friends now? It’s what I want. It’s what you want

Installation View. Title: "Why can't we be friends now? It's what I want. It's what you want"
Installation View. Title: “Why can’t we be friends now? It’s what I want. It’s what you want”

Installation : “Why can’t we be friends now? It’s what I want. It’s what you want”. Consists of large scale prints on paper, coloured lights and audio recording played in a loop. Created specially for and exhibited as part of “Looking out from CCCS” at Vivid Projects (Birmingham). The artwork examines Stuart Hall’s ‘Reception Theory’ in the context of an encoded and decoded message.

The prints were composed of two images printed together, in different colours (one using red ink and the other using green ink) on the same page, one over the other.  However the images can only be discerned when viewed under an opposing coloured light.  A controller on the plinth allows the viewer to change between red and blue light, hiding one image and revealing the other.