Player (2008/2018)

Digital video (VHS transfer) of Untitled [Senior Thesis] (2008), custom variable-speed media player that speeds/slows footage to the duration of any exhibition so that it never loops. Programmed by Luming Hao.

In response to the project being censored by Yale University, I did not show any visual documentation of Untitled [Senior Thesis] for 10 years.  As a condition of exhibition, it is played through Player, a custom variable-speed media player that calculates the exact duration of the exhibition and speeds or slows the footage so it plays through exactly once and never loops. Player makes these calculations "live" in realtime, and for this reason must be updated for every exhibition.

Player was shown for the first time at Artspace (New Haven, CT) in 2018 as part of my solo exhibition Off Scene, where the total duration of the work was 1,231 hours.