Photo: David Riley in Oxford, South East

David Riley


everything is transient | axisweb virtual space | showing C O D E - for axisweb | coded images | revad david riley | click beyond the coloured tiles to find the art installed here on revad's profile | read about this site specific installation in revad's cv | revad is visual artist david riley | "I am a black box, an abstract device evolved to hide the complexities within. Given the appropriate stimulus, I can be triggered to display a transient pop-up model of my inner self and disclose a little of what would otherwise remain secret. I can say with some certainty, when I chose the black box metaphor, I was thinking like an engineer. In science and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed solely in terms of its input, output and transfer characteristics; and without any knowledge of its internal working. Using this well understood concept, I think I am (in) the black box. That is, I receive stimuli to make work; I apply my interest, experience and passion to making the work; I produce output and I share the output I find satisfying. Over time, we may all be able to deduce more of my transfer characteristics. Although, I am also certain, every new work feeds back and may change those very same characteristics. If I ever know precisely what and why I do what I do (my transfer characteristics), then I will very likely stop." | revad March 2013 | read full statement

Location Oxford, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Private commissions, Web technology
Artforms Project, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Text
Tags revad, codedimages, coded images, code, black box, transient, feedback, loop, connect, connection

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    Explore C O D E by clicking a coloured tile. Read about C O D E in revad's CV.