A 21st Century Bonfire
Artist Jason Eppink has created an installation that mimics the shared introspective space of an outdoor fire.
A recent project from NYC-based artist Jason Eppink explores spaces of shared silence, with a digital take on the bonfire as a meeting point for collective introspection. His installation filters live television broadcasts through collections of PVC tubes, diffusing the light from each screen into scattered patterns that mimic flickering fire.
Jason explains the concept below:
The work is intended to be experienced, like an actual bonfire, at the center of a gathering of viewers. Situated accordingly, the installation becomes a space to be quiet, to meditate, to think, and to sit with others without the constant pressure to sustain conversation. When there is nothing to be said, the Bonfire is a returning point, encouraging collective silence and shared meaningful moments of introspection.