“At Any Given Moment, Rivers and Fall”
6 min. loop, single channel video, Ed. of 7
February 17-21, 2010
The series currently consists of At Any Given Moment, Fall; At Any Given Moment, Grass; At Any Given Moment, Rivers and Fall; and At Any Given Moment, Mist.
These works explore issues of perception, specifically our relationship to technologically mediated nature. In At Any Given Moment, River and Fall, the repetitive rhythm, tight cropping, and large-scale image emphasize the work’s particular organizational logic in time and space, and assemble a more compact environment, one that the body can engage with physically. The cross-rhythmic tensions between simple elements—water flowing at variable speed and under variable light conditions—create visual difference and reveal the patterns that one simple element produces through relationships and complex organization. The large-scale projection with its engulfing force and meditative recurring cycles, enter in relation with our own human rhythms, resulting in a seemingly mutual modulation. This phenomenological approach allows us to view ourselves from the outside—as part of the representation—and thus to learn about ourselves and challenge preconceptions of our surroundings, specifically of the nature of matter. Nothing exists in the natural world that does not manifest itself as a vibratory or rhythmic phenomenon. Through this artwork series I affirm what composer Karl Heinz Stockhausen said: “We are all transistors, in the literal sense. People always think they are in the world, but they never realize they are the world.”
The At Any Given Moment series was filmed in Iceland between 2006 and 2008 with a Bolex H16 Reflex 16mm film camera and transferred to high-definition video. Video projection: Duration: 6 minutes.