Mind Chatter, Moments of Beauty
“Mind Chatter – Moments of Beauty”
Video Installation (2009)
Imagine, a giant head, large enough to walk into and stand. Inside there are three screens each mounted on a side, with the entrance to the head the fourth side. The inside is padded. The film plays on different screens, sometimes together, sometimes one scene on one screen, one scene on another playing in around, with volume levels see-sawed, sometimes one scene, in particular, the scene with three chairs in the sun, this is played on all three. The viewer is bounced around experiencing mind chatter as if inside my head, reflections that radiate and rebound.
"This film installation challenges the idea of our identity traveling coherently through space and time as it interrogates the layers of subjective and objective experience. It attempts to expose the interactions between consciousness and the world, and the mediating role played by memory and emotion.
The tension between the pubic construction and maintenance of a complete persona is explored in terms of the intensely private negotiations that feed the outward expression of who we are in the eyes of others and how we are to ourselves. The camera plays a dual role that reflects physical engagement with the world and as it prompts various thoughts and feelings that chatter away in the mind. Common images are presented as a collage as sound is used to express the layers of reflection that accompany each physical encounter. Together sound and image try to express the distance between what we experience and how it reflects back on how we are in each moment." (Dr. Michael McGarry)
The Noise of Water
“Mind Chatter – The Noise of Water”
Video Installation (2011)
Similar to the "Mind Chatter - Moments of Beauty" video installation, "The Noise of Water" examines disconnection. The video separates audio and video, using human audio and video of scenes of nature, in this case - water.
This film installation challenges the idea of our identity traveling coherently through space and time as it interrogates the layers of subjective and objective experience. It attempts to expose the interactions between consciousness and the world, and the mediating role played by memory and emotion.
Timothy Morton of Ecology without Nature fame, puts it this way:
"This isn't constructionism. It's not asking us to think about thinking about thinking about...It's a vivid presentation of interobejctivity, in which the flv YouTube video environment is also included. The sonic montage is incredible"