kodak reversal film - 1 frame every 10 seconds
archive print on Hahnemuhle paper - image 94 x 159cm - edition of 3
scanned cine film frames
Observation works are the result of manually filming a fixed point on a situation or phenomenon, frame by frame at regular intervals over a period of time.
These photographed moments draw attention to an aggregate experience of discrete moments, impermanent and in constant flux, that form our everyday experience of reality.
The neo-confuscious concept of Li (流) holds that everything is patterned according to the order of flow, an idea which is at the root of contemporary system thinking; the understanding of parts in terms of their relationship to and expression of the whole.
Collaging these individual observed moments in a sequential order reveals a deeper order; the formation of a unified composition expressive of the whole.
Whereas the works are autopoietic, I am intrigued by my own intervention which lies within the act of observation itself; the contemplative study alongside the aesthetic interplay of consciousness, perception and thought- meditative and mindful. Quantum Physics speaks of the observer effect, that observing a situation or phenomenon necessarily changes it, whilst a Buddhist concept holds that the mind cannot exist without external phenomena, nor can external phenomena exist without the mind.