SEMAPHORE

SEMAPHORE

 

Coiled LED, Video, different media.


Semaphore is a telegraphy system conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags. Semaphore was popular in the maritime world in the 19th century. It is still used for emergency communication.
The word Semaphore appears divided into 9 letters in 3 lines.
In the video, signals appear in fixed cycles. Each signal represents a single letter combined into a message: "A poor sea poem".

This work deals with the dominance of poetic gesture over the Semaphore's original function- the efficient transfer of data.

© 2017 David Reichman Gibbs. Designed by Gidi Gilam