Supernormal Visual Mahchine
The installation invites viewers into a pinhole viewing mechanism comprised of a glass vessel housed in a black box affixed to the gallery wall, with a computer screen projecting imagery at a forty-five-degree angle behind the vessel. Mirroring the scallop's distinctive crystal-telescopic retina, the bottom of the glass vessel creates a captivating visual interface. The video, projected onto the vessel, showcases a stark black and white binary stripe pattern derived from a Morse code sequence representing 61 endangered species from the Pacific BC region. This sequence, flashing at a rapid pace, cycles continuously, urging viewers to peer through the vessel and engage with the endangered narrative relayed through the rhythmic pulsing of coded imagery.