You Never Close Your Eyes Anymore
Owen Mundy

July 1 - 31, 2010

Owen Mundy’s artwork considers places where money and culture collide. Often involving collaboration, software and interventions, it manifests in both private and public spaces, initiating dialogue by engaging with history, vernacular forms of communication and the political order. The development of his sculptural and digital practice continues an interest in the cultural construction of meaning through mechanical means of representation.


You Never Close Your Eyes Anymore is an installation that projects moving US Geological Survey (USGS) satellite images using handmade kinetic projection devices. Each device hangs from the ceiling and uses electronic components to rotate strips of satellite images on transparency in front of an LED light source. They are constructed with such found materials as camera lenses, consumer by-products, mimic remote sensing devices, bomb sights and cameras in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The installation includes altered images from various forms of lens-based analysis on a micro and macro scale; land masses, ice sheets and images of retinas, all printed on reflective silver film.

Exhibition Documentation

About the Artist
Owen Mundy is an artist, designer and researcher. He was a photographer in the US Navy and has a BFA in Photography from Indiana University and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. He is based in Tallahassee, FL, and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Florida State University. His work has been shown at Transitio_mx 03 (Mexico City, MX), California Center for the Arts (Escondido, CA), compactspace (Los Angeles, CA), Golden Thread Gallery (Belfast, UK), APEXART (New York, NY) and the Sarai Media Lab (New Dehli, IN).


Image courtesy the artist.