2012 • Beakers, projected video and live data feed •18″ x 36″ x 10″
Present Tense is an installation consisting of three glass vessels, filled with water, and illuminated by a central projection of live data feeds, which shifts colors to illustrate water toxicity levels as high-definition videos of babies swimming innocently underwater. These data feeds connect in two ways within the work. The feeds appear as charts and graphs, displaying information specific to San Jose, Silicon Valley, and beyond. The videos of the babies are also color-coded to reflect live toxin levels.