When operating a camera, the input of information is the visible world. The output appears to be segments of lived experience preserved and separated from the continuum of time.
The flow of information through a device which contains contents that are mysterious to the user encourages me to consider the camera as a black box. People crave translation of the visible world through this apparatus because it heightens a sense of authority and control over our lived experience. Photographs and time-based media emulate reality, affecting and confusing our sense of time and perception. I believe that individuals immersed in the apparatus of photography no longer live exclusively in the present.
I am passionate about the exploration of the photographic apparatus and how it affects structures of perception, time, and our understanding of reality. My fascination is primarily focused on the construction of machines that reveal the presence of this apparatus and explore its implications. The machines on display serve as my current investigation into how easily our perception can be altered.