3 Year Exposure Burns Portrait Into CRT Screen

Imagine waiting 3 years, 10 months, and 2 days to complete the exposure for a portrait. That’s exactly how long artist Tivon Rice had to wait to burn his image into a cathode ray tube monitor. By playing a video of his face continuously for this lengthy exposure time, the picture became permanently etched into the screen. Rice’s work is intended to “critically explore representation and communication in the context of digital technologies” and the “emerging social relationships” attached to technology. He is a Fullbright Scholar and PhD candidate at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at University of Washington.


Rice has received numerous awards and grants for his achievements in the digital art world and has shown his installations at exhibitions all along the West Coast. Check out some of his other noteworthy projects on his website.

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