scanned cine film frames

 

Observation works are the result of manually filming a fixed point on a natural event 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 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 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 - the aesthetic interplay of consciousnes, perception and thought, whilst Quantum Physics speaks of the observer effect; the idea that it is only when an observer observes that things come into being.

7 sec intervals - observing the landscape flying around Old Sarum, England - afternoon/early autumn

archive print on Hahnemuhle paper - image 94 x 159cm - edition of 3