Burn-In Portraits by Tivon Rice
Images created on CRT display surfaces with incredibly long exposure to a single image - the first one (top) shown the same image for 3 years, 10 months, and 2 days.
Burn-in Portrait #1 -(3 years, 10 months, 2 days)
On a shelf is a small cathode ray tube monitor, lit from within and bearing the image of the artist’s face. There is no actual video of the artist’s face playing; this is just the result of having played a video of his face so continuously on this screen—for 3 years, 10 months, and 2 days, according to the piece’s title—that it burned onto the screen. The subject is twice-departed; it’s strangely touching.
Burn-in Portrait #2
Burn-In Portrait #2 is the second in an annual project to create self-portraits through the process of burning an image into a television screen. Much like an extremely long photographic exposure, a negative of the image is played on a small TV for one year. After this duration, a positive image is indelibly burned into the CRT’s phosphors and can be seen without a DVD player attached.
More on the New Media artist’s work can be found at his website here