From the telegraph to modern live satellite feeds, a flattening of time and space has occurred via technologies concerned with communication and media. This occurrence prompted Paul Virilio to speculate upon the concept of chronoscopic time, a viewpoint based upon the speed of light as a replacement for prior conceptions of the passage of time chronologically. In his formulation, a new realization utilizing the photographic metaphor of underexposed – exposed – overexposed is substituted for the recognizable past – present – future structure.
These pieces attempt to visually explore this possibility.
Photographed with a single camera, the object was placed upon a turntable and photographed from different angles to produce the 180º view. The prosthetic and “virtual” head deliberately looks back into the past, forward into the future and direct gaze upon the viewer in the present.
2006 RIFNM06 The 1st Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media, Reno, NV.
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