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internet art, 2015
Description of video art: In all of Marshall James Kavanaugh's work with television, whether it is installing a TV Wall in his living room or making video art on his computer, he always holds the same intention of using these archaic devices as light-boxes to broadcast his own dreamy visions. Here the Disney Channel reruns and Fox News reports are replaced with Travel By Haiku, a series of poetry and photographs crafted while James Kavanaugh explored the American countryside in 2015. Each display plays as a brief meditation on the natural world and removes the viewer from the material world in which a television is usually a companion. In essence, the television is saved from the landfill and becomes its own reality using the same chemical compounds found in the Big Bang that created our universe or in the deep recesses of our still-burning sun, to create Life, Image, Action. As an installation, Haiku TV stands as an altar to this momentary "om" present in the white noise hiss of Channel 3 or in the rushing river beneath a waterfall and shows that, in the human experience, they are one in the same.