CYCLE...

"Repetition is based on body rhythms, so we identify with the heartbeat, or with walking, or with breathing."

(Karlheinz Stockhausen)

THEATRE OF WAR

IN PERPETUITY

THEATRE OF WAR and IN PERPETUITY (Loop video works)

Biological warfare. Organism versus constraint. Human capability pitted against the forces of nature.

GONE VIRAL

GONE RED

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

WHORL

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.

THE AYES/NOES HAVE IT

WHERE THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA

THE AYES/NOES HAVE IT (Loop video work)

Ripple, noun;

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

CONSEQUENCE

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)

Consequence, noun;

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!

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