WE'VE [2013]‚Äč

Mixed media installation: Digital video (variable)

 

 

WE’VE  is a video work that explores the materiality of analogue video and its relation to notions of visual and bodily perception.  WE’VE employs “video noise”, the random and constantly changing dot pattern of electromagnetic static. WE’VE attempts to reframe the “video noise”, visible as a random flicker of "dots" or "snow" in perpetual movement, by freezing it through a series of delay mechanisms. 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. 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. In this way, (and like it’s companion photo-based work FIELD), WE’VE seeks to engage with the fluid relationship between the materiality and perception of light as an expression of time.

 

This project is related to WEAVE [2017]

 

Installation view: FCA Gallery - University of Wollongong  (NSW, Australia)

We've - detail: video frame [2013]