"Repetition is based on body rhythms, so we identify with the heartbeat, or with walking, or with breathing."
GONE VIRAL and GONE RED (Loop video works)
An archetypal moment - the building of the Pantheon some 1900 years ago. Human capability pitted against the forces of nature.
A Force Majeure...
EUGENE - In the Eye of the Storm
EUGENE - In the Eye of the Storm (Loop video work)
Allowing one to reflect on what is being seen in the moment, as opposed to what has been seen. Moving pictures - moving image as ‘loop’. The ‘loop’ is infinite, enabling one to come and go, to look and leave, to encounter sameness and difference.
WHORL (Loop video work)
NAUTILUS – thinking about... spiral, growth, evolution, consistency and not least endurance.
Aspects of mathematics, patterning and layering have been a source of fascination and visual sustenance throughout years of practice. Through system and order the disparate and unsuspected can be revealed. Mistakes are immediately apparent. I am forced to pay attention to them, to consider them, perhaps to use them and essentially I am forced to acknowledge my own human fallibility.” (Angela Eames)
As the names somewhat imply - these works have come out of the current circumstances but stem from earlier works back in 2006 working with the Nautilus. In these images the structural and embedded wireframe appears almost as a crackle glaze, fracturing form as opposed to sustaining solidity.
DON'T LET GO
GLITTERBUG (Loop video work)
Dancing lights give way to activity - but what activity?
Bees - the inventors of the 'stadium wave'. Bees flap their wings in unison to fend off hornet invasion.
DON'T LET GO (Loop video work)
A balloon of trapped air/sky heads homewards - toward a hole in the sky....
THE AYES/NOES HAVE IT
WHERE THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA
THE AYES/NOES HAVE IT (Loop video work)
a sound or feeling that spreads through a person or group of people, gradually increasing and then becoming smaller.
Water emanates from the centre of the stones - concentric ripples - blue water - gradually evapourating to leave dry stones.
A continuous cycle of ripples. From transparency to opacity, from wet to dry, from moving to still, forever and ever...
WHERE THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA (Loop video work)
A 'mosaic meet' of river and ocean...
RENASCENCE (Loop video work)
Evoking the archetype of a rose window, signified as a phyllotaxis spiral or sunflower seed head. During a loop video work of 20 minutes, an image of marquetry is fractured through drawing, pixel by pixel and then reassembled, in an endless cycle barely discernible to the human eye. Just as the sun moves imperceptibly across the sky, cracks appear and widen without our awareness. A metaphor perhaps...
CONSEQUENCE (Loop video work)
the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier.
Working with cracks in the fabric of matter. A dirt circle cracks open via drawing; the cracks ever-widening until no dirt is visible and then reverses so that the cracks accumulate to build a new dirt patch - allowing for optimism! The cracks appear, initially as delicate linear interruption or tracery and gradually widen – from to crevice to chasm or canyon, toward a state of complete blackness. From coloured light to darkness. The focus of this work is on change and balance as one membrane subverts another through layering. Transformation through seemingly imperceptible change. A contradiction to the notion of moving image - maybe!
FOREVER and EVER
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
So be it...
a continuous series or whole, no part of which is perceptibly different from the adjacent parts
Origin: C17, from Latin continuum, neuter of continuus
In a 12 minute duration, (1 video-minute representative of 1 hour in real-time), an interrupted skyscape transforms from day into night (and back again). An imaginary constructed skyscape/universe rotates imperceptibly, clouds move across the plane, an aeroplane moves across the sky.
One of the most reproduced analogue photographs in human history… The Blue Marble, is used as the focal point of a moving image work. With a duration of 10 minutes this projection piece, allows the viewer to look away and perhaps return to question - Did it change or didn’t it? Chance dictated that the original photograph, taken on December 2, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft, was shot with the Hasselblad camera hung upside-down - this is amended during the video. To the accompaniment of a regular heartbeat, this blue marble rotates through 180 degrees, changes colour - from blue to red and appears to recede into the distance. The earth transforms from planet to space - the earth moves away from the viewer to take its last breath.