The Magic

2018
Modified LED screens, power supplies, cables, extension sockets
approx. 5.3 x 2.4 x 2.2 m
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The Magic is made from hundreds of modified LED screens culled from broken laptops collected from companies all over South East London. It is significant that the screens in The Magic are blank. The seductive advertising images that played across their surfaces have stilled, the echo chamber has been quieted. The interface has turned numb and silent, “the digital” is gone. Disconnected from the software that animates them, the screens lose meaning and value for society. The Magic seeks to extract the hidden magic trapped behind the screen’s usual display of information, a coloured light that glows from within the empty hardware.