Remote Nation

Submitted by Kevin Cooley

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Client: Prudential Douglas Elliman

Location: New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2011

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

Artist

Kevin Cooley

Overview

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.