Screens hypnotize us. They appeal to our senses and touch our wishes, fears, and desires. But what happens when their glossy surfaces are shattered? Can they become something new? “Pulse” is an installation assembled from broken and cracked LCD televisions, lit up with electric impulses. As moving, abstract patterns appear on the liquid crystal screens, they no longer function as vehicles for entertainment, news, or consumerism. Instead, they express a more fundamental energy: the rhythmic, beautiful “pulse” of their mechanical bodies.
Samira Arrami graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk with a specialization in Art in the Public Space. She is a scholarship holder at the Ministry of Culture and Art in Poland. Her works include designs out of recycled materials, installations, paintings, photography, and large format projections.