CYCLE...

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

(Karlheinz Stockhausen)

RIPPLE

Ripple, noun;

a sound or feeling that spreads through a person or group of people, gradually increasing and then becoming smaller.
Working with stones and water. A ripple begins, flows and dissipates; a continuous cycle of ripples emanating from the centre of the stones. From transparency to opacity, from moving to still, ad infinitum...

CONSEQUENCE

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!

CONTINUUM

Continuum, noun

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.

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LAST BREATH

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.

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RENASCENCE

Evoking the archetype of a rose window, signified as a phyllotaxis spiral or sunflower seed head. IDuring a loop video work of 20 minutes, an mage 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...

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LAST-BREATH

Frame-6386 10min loop video