Client: Prudential Douglas Elliman
Location: New York, NY, United States
Completion date: 2011
Artwork budget: $50,000
Remote Nation is a public art installation in which the inhabitants of an entire high-rise Manhattan apartment building appear to watch the same television station simultaneously. Viewers outside of the building are presented with an orchestrated display of the ambient televised light which appears to be organic, pulsing, breathing and changing color reminiscent of aurora borealis. From the outside looking in, the viewer becomes a voyeur to these individual electronic campfires, as a witness of the collective solitude of a remote, tv-watching nation.