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Danielle Riede's avatar Danielle Riede

Comprised of screens from deconstructed televisions, tablets and smart phones that cannot be industrially recycled, I created "Quench", an installation that points to our consumption of and obsession with technology. With a simple fold, I have transformed the screen into a form that suggests tears and rain. I worked with Recycle Force to harvest the screens. This non-profit offers recycling services while providing life-changing workforce training to formerly incarcerated individuals. Through working with this material, I have come to understand why we are so attracted to screens and the light that they emit: the materials that we produce for technology are exquisite. With this installation, I am proposing a work that has the elemental properties of television, tablets and smart phones without the endless information and advertisements. Surrounded by the light and material of these technologies, the viewer is invited to disconnect and experience the present moment.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: screens from recycled televisions, computers and tablets, light
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: variable