Flicker (2016)

Single channel video with sound (8'51"), data projector, colour scroll strobe, mobile phones, performers, microphone.

Kim Coleman and Matthew Noel-Tod


Flicker considers the effect people have on us.  Projected video depicts an illuminated living space containing candlelight, lamplight, projected video, and a strobe. Each light source, one-by-one, activates the interior. The pace of the video directed by properties inherent in each light source. As projected video plays, a colour-strobe light interrupts the video, dramatically affecting the entire event space with saturated, harsh, and powerful bursts of light.  Mobile phones are dropped intermittently by audience members throughout.  This work was a response to Ian White and his performance IBIZA: A Reading for 'The Flicker (2008).  Ian's work - and this work-  incorporate the material of Tony Conrad’s Flicker Film (1966).

Created for Here Is Information: Mobilise - an event celebrating Ian White at The Showroom, London. 

Link to Showroom documentation