Electronic Sculpture Archive
Bruce Cannon

This site is an archive of my older interactive,  electronic and computer-controlled sculpture.  You can always find out about my latest projects via my gateway, brucecannon.com.


Passive Conditioning Device II (1993); click for an enlargementPassive Conditioning Device II (1993)

Television, aluminum, steel;
approx. 72x72x72"; 45lbs.

Status: available

Passive Conditioning Device II detail; click for an enlargementThe Passive Conditioning Devices attempt to recontextualize the experience of television. They function simultaneously as television sets, lamps and sculpture.  The original PCD was a freestanding torchier (now in the collection of Themis Michos).

Passive Conditioning Device II is a wall and/or ceiling mounted piece.  It can be hung as a chandelier, or as a 'swag' lamp, as shown here.  The aluminum posts around the base are knobs which perform the expected television functions, and the sculpture can be exhibited with or without sound, and with television imagery, video footage, or snow.

Passive Conditioning Device II detail; click for an enlargementThis device requires careful handling.  Only the base should be touched when the piece is on.  The reciever housing mounts to the wall with two keyholes, and the CRT hangs on a stainless cable from a hook in the ceiling.  PCD II can use cable input, or the internal antenna for reception.



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