The Blackhouse
November 2004

Constructed from 16 monitors and 60 computers in a dimly lit round basement space, the circular structure of The Blackhouse faces outwards, yet allows the viewer to look over and into it's complicated interior. Several computers run short audio loops; howling wind, rain and the occasional bird song. The monitors show a variety of images, from picture-perfect postcards views of Scotland, to computer generated landscapes, to a live link to a remote webcam positioned overlooking a quiet road passing the Cuillins, a mountain range in Skye.

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Thanks to The Glasgow School of Art for donating the computers used to create this piece.

Text: Sandy Smith, 2005