This work seeks truth through the methodical manipulation of a set number of variables and explores the anxieties created by subtle shifts in presentations of the same pieces of information. This process yields a deliberate but limited context for understanding, rendered in a dense collection of multi-layered cells. The accompanying video component puts these cells into motion, further blurring understanding while simultaneously putting another element into "real time." The video is intended to be played on a loop as a nod to internet meme format.
Detail: Side view of cells. Each cell contains 4 layers. Base layer is painted masonite. Over the base layer is a plain piece of glass. Photographic layer (or film still) comes next — this piece is printed on semi-transparent silk fabric. The top layer is a piece of museum glass which has been laser-etched and contains the variables. These variables had been handwritten, scanned and prepared for the laser-etch process; each was individually handwritten, or individually considered, before being machine-processed. Each cell is unique.
The video component all of the cells into motion. The video is intended to be played on a loop as a nod to internet meme format.
Detail of cells
Deconstructed view of a single cell
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The Delaware Contemporary | OBSERVE: Friends' Juried Exhibition June 2 - August 8, 2017
200 S Madison Street, Wilmington, Delaware
Images of installation at The Delaware Contemporary, 2017