Upon entering this darkened environment, solely visible by the movement of an ethereal luminance, my spatial and physical awareness becomes obfuscated. As I slowly move around the space, color, light, and sounds modulate. What appears to be an object central to my surroundings becomes inaccessible at moments and then obtainable at others. Everything is in motion.
This depiction from an encounter of my installation titled Kinesthesia Room 1 reveals the ephemeral and yet physical experience connected to the subject of exploration in my work.
I focus on the idea of phenomenon as a physical presence in relation to human experience and perception. As technology advances into our interactions of nearly every aspect in life, I investigate the disconnections resulting from the loss of sensory involvement. My work primarily examines the physical disengagement with presence, common to mediated experiences in photography as well as film and video. I draw a viewer’s awareness to their physical and temporal presence by creating perceptual interactions with a recorded light phenomenon that is mediated through optical devices, which elicit a range of emotions. Furthermore, through the absence of a fixed point-of-view and narrative structure within my piece, I am able to decenter the viewer in space and time, anchoring the viewer in the moment.
In reference to the ideas of the Minimalist and Structuralist movements, I investigate the multifaceted relationships between light, surface, and space with the activated viewer, in order to reconsider the arguments of the 60s and 70s within the context of our contemporary digitized society.
Mixed media immersive installation, 2012
Wood, plywood, sheetrock, stainless steel, polyethylene micro-fibers,
video projectors, audio components