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Player 2

Player 2: Everything You Know Is Wrong

Thanks to a scholarship to ATXHackerspace from the Austin chapter of Emerging Arts Leaders, I was able to finally create this piece. It had been kicking around in the back of my mind for over a year.

Inspired by the classic video game, Marble Madness, the piece measures 6 ft x 6 ft and is made up of individual pixels that are 3.75 inches square. At the Hackerspace, I used a Saw Stop table saw for the first time with the help of Michael McGlasson, a master woodworker. On a personal note, my dad kept a table saw in our garage growing up, but I never learned how to use it. He passed away almost 10 years ago and I felt glad that I finally got to use one.

I had originally intended on painting the wood red and then, also in red, writing the phrase ‘Everything You Know Is Wrong’ over and over again all over. The wood would then be cut up into the pixels and then jumbled, so it would take a viewer some time to figure out what the jarbled phrase was. I decided, however, that I preferred the look of the wood grain by using semi-transparent deck stain to highlight the contrast between digital and physical.

Naked pixel tiles

Naked pixel tiles

Player 2 - Everything You Know Is Wrong

Getting it sorted

Detail

Detail

Painting sides

Painting sides

Pixel prep

Pixel prep

Pixel notes

Pixel notes

 

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This piece installs as individual tiles. Think mosaic. I use heavy-duty velcro strips to affix the tiles to the wall. The fuzzy side of the velcro is attached to the wall using a push-pin, so the adhesive won’t mess up the wall when it has to come down. This systems is easy to transport / ship and, considering the size of the whole artwork, would be a low-impact way of hanging. Player 2: Everything You Know Is Wrong is available. Please contact me for details.

Player 2

Player 2

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