Slowdive, 2016, single-channel video installation.
Slowdive showcases the anatomy of a video projection: a system
(consisting of a projector, a video-loop, a suspended 4 x 5’ rear-projection
screen, and a gallery bench) operates in the center of the gallery. One can
sit on the bench and observe the spectacle projected onto the suspended
screen, or navigate the room and observe the system’s components.
The projection features a loop of unedited footage which has been
generated from the recording parameters of two digital recording devices
(a cell phone camera, facedown on the glass of a flatbed scanner, has
captured the passage of a 2400 dpi colour scan).
The installation implicates the mechanisms of everyday devices with a
reimaging of localized orientations:
(...) from out of a vast darkness, slowly moving through layer upon layer of an alien
atmosphere towards the apparition of a surface which gives way to a strobe of
prismatic colours and dissolves into yet another vacuumous black space (...)