Blinking and Other Involuntary Portals, 2016, video documentation of installation in The Accursed Share, curated by Marina Roy, Artspeak, Vancouver
installation view one mechanized object and its teleprompter closeup of pendulum with crystal
installation view another mechanized object and its teleprompter
closeup behind one set of eyes closeup behind another set of eyes closeup of stand embedded in rock closeup of the power source
Blinking and Other Involuntary Portals, 2016, installation view, The Accursed Share, curated by Marina Roy, Vancouver. Photo: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Blaine Campbell

More of a machine than a sculpture, Blinking and Other Involuntary Portals comprises two mechanized blinking devices that make eye contact across the room through a live video feed embedded in a double headed teleprompter apparatus. The blinking is mechanized by solar powered electromagnetic pendulums. It is the first scenario developed from ongoing project: Divination, Chance and Character: tools for the fantastical extension of sensibility.