Doug Beube
Alternating Currents

14 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.
Alternating Currents is based upon a book about famous stock photos of Hollywood Movie Stars. The book is sliced into strips then placed on top one another leaving a thin view of each page. After configuring the individual strips one by one they are taped together creating a perpetual replay of the abstracted content, scanning or taking in a quick read of the entire book. The alternating current of peaks and valleys references both the admiration for movie stars through the whim of pop culture falling in and out of favor. In addition, the sine wave references daily graphs of stock market prices, their EEG like value in an art economy and financial investment.
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