Opacities, five-channel video installation, 2017
Installation includes five LCD monitors, strip PVC curtain, polarising filters

Opacities is a visual articulation of what is visible and what is hidden within digital devices, as well as the processes employed in manufacturing them. The installation is made using a technique of removing the polarising filters from LCD monitors. This allows the video element of the work to be viewed only from behind a threshold where filters are installed, with only the white light of the five monitors’ backlight visible from the other side.

The installation also explores a hierarchy of space. The viewer looking in from outside the threshold occupies a position of privilege from which they have access—though limited—to the content on-screen. The viewer inside the space however has little agency within the work and becomes a part of it, observed by the viewer on the other side.