The Video Wind Chimes is a public artwork/video installation by Sheldon Brown that connects the movement of the wind to the revelation of the pervasive electromagnetic fields which inhabit the atmosphere, particularly those that are encoded and transmitted as part of broadcast television. The piece consists of four video projectors mounted inside of winged housings suspended 20' above the ground, projecting a focused television image on the ground. As the wind blows the chimes, causing them to sway in the wind, they change the tuning of the television signal that they are displaying. The viewer, entering the shifting field of the projected image, reveals a condition that we are constantly a part of, whether the television is on or not, blurring assumed boundaries between nature and culture.

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