Aunt Belle's Door

Aunt Belle's Door discusses the significance of numbers and our personal associations to them using the aesthetics of bingo. The audio of the video is a recording taken of a bingo caller during a game, large bold numbers are interrupted by a blink of an image that relates to a number and may provoke an association in the viewer's mind. This illustrates the power of the associations that help us to derive information from numbers.

The video was accompanied by a large scale wall drawing, replicating a traditional bingo card. Viewers were invited to interact with the drawing and mark their lucky and/or unlucky number. Over the course of the exhibition these marks built up offering an analysis of their meaning.

2017, installation, video (1 minute 1 second), interactive wall drawing

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