is like a single frame taken from a roll of film, and it is
also the whole film. It is embedded within a complex network
of memories and expectations, yet it is neither the past nor
the future. Lao-tsu once said that something and nothing produce
each other. The line between nothing and everything becomes
Through my art I investigate the experience of ‘being
here now’, and the complex relationships that emerge
when the meeting of linear and non-linear time together create
consciousness. It is through a dialogue with various cameras
and recording devices that I attempt to reach a deeper understanding
of this experience, but there are no answers, only more questions.
’When am I?’ is one of the most puzzling questions.
If I am ‘somewhere’, when do I begin to be there
and when do I stop being there? How does my ‘being’
anywhere extend beyond the physicality of my body? How do
I embody space? Am I still there now? If all time is now,
then the whole world is in each of us, and all of its history
and we are here creating it. That is a responsibility.
‘The meaning of the word ‘Being’ is the
emptiest and thus embraces everything’. (Heidegger)
with ordinary everyday things and life experiences, the most
ordinary may become quite extra-ordinary. Video is a wonderful
medium to use in the manipulation of time and space. It’s
like a digital form of the conscious process.
With the use of both image and sound, often pushed to their
technical limits, I attempt to create contemplative spaces.