Jan Peacock

Midnight Reader

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Midnight Reader (excerpt from Artists Proof), edition of 5 video nightlights, 2004.

Maquette of Midnight Reader, installed

The artist makes a continuous drawing with the fingertips of one hand, tracing a haptic line at eye level along the interior surfaces of the home, illuminated by flashlight and recorded on handheld video.

When installed, the video recording is displayed as a nightlight, on a tiny, motion-activated LED video screen, framed into a wall of the home in a passageway or stairwell.