The Last piece completed for The Magic Box was The Great One. Based off a sculpture from China in the 800’s ce, this relief anchors the show and focus’ the viewers attention to the essence of entire installation. Her screen, a television rather than a projection to flip the experience of scale in the world of miniatures, shows the entire video edited together into a single expression as it was intended to be.
In the gallery, this is the last stop on the viewers journey through Ted’s world. With the scale switch we invite them to see Ted as themselves and consider their place in the fairytale. The bench asks for their time and attention and is the only place in the gallery where a viewer can sit. The sound for the video plays in the gallery and is the only soundtrack. All other videos are heard through headphones.
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