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Water in the Sky

The natural rhythmic flow hypnotizes.

Through video, I isolate water from its natural surroundings and place it into circumstance that opens the audience to a state of receptivity and thought not normally associated with water.
Images form a bridge between the consciousness of the water and the consciousness of the viewer.  I don’t tame the water.  It is uncontrolled except for compositional placement, contrast and time shifts.  Improvising, to isolate, to see the quiddity of the water within the space is the objective.  I merge with the moment and understand I am not so different to that which I am observing. Zen.

Erwin Schroedinger, who developed important results in the field of quantum theory, presented the thought:
Consciousness is a singular of which the plural is unknown and what appears to be the plurality is merely a series of different aspects of this one thing.

Composition serves as a means for contemplation. In effect what we see are non-water ‘elements’ embraced by the water. Complexities of circumstance in such an element are almost infinite and yet water at its core remains connected by its simple essence. Through video juxtaposition, creating tension and flow within design allow the viewer, in time, to follow the changing qualities.

David Carlson











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