Precariously balanced on it’s convex glass screen the ziggurat shaped television squats as readymade dark monument. Appearing to levitate around the edges the monitor leaks spastic blue light across the floor accompanied by the chiseling ring of hammers on concrete. The video’s narrative imagery is held captive: crushed beneath the sheer physicality of antiquated technology. Looping efforts to escape are passively thwarted by film’s inert nature: broadly viewed as an active medium the light/sound barrage is ultimately passive, lacking physicality, unable to manifest an impact on the gallery’s foundations except through the sympathetic ministrations of patrons attuned to it’s distress.
Ryder is a Dallas-based artist, writer, curator, and educator. He has written for several publications, is the founder of "EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review," and has curated numerous exhibitions. He has participated in residencies, art projects, and collaborations.