Samuel Stewart Artist

T‑1492182000

Sunshine and Grease
Collingwood, Australia 2010

Light Bulbs, Timber, Electronics
2100mm x 60mm x 200mm

T‑1492182000 consists of thirty-one light bulbs that turn on and off in binary sequence as they count down the supposed 1,492,182,000 remaining seconds of the artist’s life (timed from the opening of the exhibition).

While using the same point of departure as the work 2056, T‑1492182000 abstracts the original idea, allowing the viewer to enjoy the work’s simplicity without necessarily knowing its true meaning.