Over the past several years I have been invested in the study of structures of time and my perception of reality. This investigation has left visual artifacts of many forms and functions, evidence of my adherence to a rigorously logical process. This line of inquiry was derived from my ambition to not simply track the effects that time can inflict upon material objects, but rather to provide time itself with an immersive, physical quality that is distinctly separate of its associated experiential quality.
My visual explorations focus on compositions that are devoid of a horizon line. The sky was my starting point, as this ethereal canvas is one where time has no clear beginning and end. My process utilized technologies that worked in a seemingly complementary fashion to my perception of time functioning in a linear progression. The visual artifacts of Firmament were created using a combination of video and flatbed scanning devices. Video is used to capture a scene in it’s perceived entirety, and a method of flatbed scanning is used to encode these visual image streams into singular, static images.
The resulting images function as encoded artifacts of the experiences recorded. The technology utilized renders details of the experience too compressed to determine, with only rain drops that had accumulated upon the machine visible. These images serve as reminders to the complexities of reality and the limitations of technology and a linear construct of time.