Freddie Yauner. Signs of Life. 2007-2009

Freddie Yauner Signs of Life 2007-2009

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Yauner’s exit sign is controlled by a motion sensor. When people are moving near the sign, it functions as a standard static emergency-exit sign. However, when there is no motion near the sign, the overworked pictogram takes a break from running and participates in a number of activities, from watching TV to taking a nap. By animating the stationary running man we see every day and usually ignore, Yauner gives the exit sign a life of its own and challenges the viewer to notice and observe ordinary objects.

Gallery label from Applied Design, March 2, 2013–January 31, 2014.
Interactive Flash animation, LCD screen, computer, motion sensor, powder-coated steel casing
18 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4" (46 x 21 x 12 cm)
Gift of the Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art
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Architecture and Design

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