A fan and television monitor are placed on plinths in a low lit gallery space. They are at the same level, about 2 metres apart and facing each other. The fan blows onto VHS rustling leaves and every minute or so, a rhythmic cycle of flash frame images appear, taken from an old catalogue selling film washers. The fleeting glimpses of a woman presenting a wardrobe's worth of machinery are reminiscent of a spangled magician's assistant.

'Television Fan' attempts to be a critical monument to the passivity of televisual media. In place of the armchair bound TV fan, a domestic desktop fan breathes life back into the television tube. But the life that it breathes is merely an illusion.

This simulated relationship is similar in many ways to the user/work relationship that exists in the realms of emerging interactive artforms. The user of a CDROM (for example) seems and is seen to be empowered. No longer the couch potato, s/he navigates electronic space on his/her own terms. Of course, this is not true. Usually, the user is merely an augmented remote control. S/he can command the work to, Stop, Start, go here, go there etc.. while the content remains a static body of ideas as didactic as any Daz commercial or CNN news bulletin