There are times where the sounds become a mantra, a forever loop of reverberations activating mind and spirit. This is where I feel I want to work to go. Mind you, this does not necessarily mean peaceful or serene. Or passive.
Another one for the collection, I am starting to sense a cohesion in the work, something I can evolve into a project of a larger scope. At this particular time, I am thinking about the potential of having 100 or so copies printed on vinyl. The are services available through the hosts where I post my work, it is simply a matter of assembling enough funds to but the first 50 or something like that.
I think it would be fun and exciting to plan all the imaging and material that would be included in the package. I foresee a booklet with bits of information on this this area and the time I spent here working. I would certainly give half of the copies to the committee who would than have a physical object to offer people… from a digital festival no less.
The title is a direct reference to the photographer who shaped my way of seeing the most. Lewis Baltz. Although the photographs are of fairly simple things, he creates truly wondrous wanderings as the viewer is never too sure of the right path to follow. It is the second time I use a variation of this title, I just think it is a lovely turn of phrase. And it is particularly suited to this piece.
The piece sounds like space is quite dense, like the density in the air caused by humid and hot conditions. This is one case I feel the play of happenstance, spirit and body moving to create an atmosphere. I continue to try and simmer things slowly and let them take a life of their own. This is much easier said than done when there are not a few bodies watching me take the journey.
On my trip to Corner Brook, I picked up the second webcam that took so long to arrive as well as a couple of USB extensions (they were much easier to find that thought). I have tried it to see if it worked to use two cameras during a live on-line session, and it does work, but I need to practice a bit because to make the scene switches I have to switch programs. It will be a way to let things settle without constant alteration though. This will eventually be a future FaceBook Live session.
I am attracted to these sites and their apparatuses, as much as the idea of being able to get a closer look at something is attractive there is also an aspect of this that is essentially telling the observer where to look and what to look at. I always wonder to what extent this affects how the broader field of view as well as the observers own perspective is somehow directed. I think there is a value to simply discovering things of our freely exploring with our eyes.
One of my favourite activities is to simply go somewhere I have never been, getting a little lost, feeling displaced and then using my eyes and ears to negotiate the terrain. This has been a very part of my work with photography, I choose odd places that I cannot immediately place a reason of meaning to. It is the experience that creates meaning.
4 images of the same 1 thing each one taken from a similar point of view each one projecting the subject differently.