JOHN DI STEFANO
WEAVE / WE'VE 
Mixed media installation: Single-channel digital video projection - 00:59:59 looped - Black-&-white - 4:3 | Other materials: ground quartz | installation dimensions: variable
WE’VE is a video installation that explores the materiality of analogue video and its relation to notions of perception and temporality. WE’VE employs 'video noise'—the random and constantly changing dot pattern of electromagnetic static—whose origins are in the stellar atmosphere. WE’VE reframes the 'video noise', visible as a random flicker of dots in perpetual movement, by isolating it through a series of delay mechanisms creating a ghost-like pattern of afterimages. These delay processes track the random movements of the ever-changing static, and feeds it back into itself, creating something akin to the closed circuit of an analogue loop. This type of looping also slows down the perceived movement of the random static, and creates a ghost-like pattern of after-images. It creates a 'weave' of itself based on its previous position or electronic presence. This work seeks to engage with the fluid relationship between the materiality and perception of light as an expression of time. By considering light as a sensorial and symbolic material, this work engages haptically and tests the experiential and temporal parameters of the photographic through the video medium. WE’VE is designed to be projected within a darkened environment because when expressed as light, the abstract video imagery takes on a pulsating presence that might be perceived figuratively.
Included in the exhibition: 'Intersensorial Threads', FCA Gallery, University of Wollongong, Australia. Curator: Penny Harris
This project is related to WEAVE 
Installation view: FCA Gallery - University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia)
We've - detail: video frame