In my work I examine the gap between representation and truth.
Logic unites what we perceive into an order and it is this cartography of perception that is our true portrait.
Understanding becomes an autobiography that inherently fails at capturing the real while defining our limitations. Cognition, the circuit board that denies the world in its misunderstanding, allows our proud assertions to seem true. We can feel fulfilled and desiring simultaneously as our perception attempts to align with the greater circumstances of our environments. We appear to choose to consume or reject while breathing our anthropomorphic animation into the fires of representation, crafting via sensation the veil between comprehension and reality.
My titles, NARRATOR, Ownly, REMEMBER THIS FILM FOREVER, mourn the leap between perception and the unknown. Our living libraries of experience define our ownership and collection of gestures, glances, that which is here and gone, remembered, the remains of times past. Knowledge is memory- our definite answers are just crafty ways of filling in the cracks, creating cohesion out of scraps, the same way the eye covers for the blind spot.
We imagine the past as an impression, and our present thoughts contain these sensations like a half formed cast, as time, Chronos, devours the riches of history in exchange for signs. We mark our path with symbols that direct us towards previous perception. Memory is knowledge, an accumulation of instances that filter the present with previous choices. We bring our chronology to everything including the reverie of art. Received by an audience, it is not what the object has said that is important, it’s what it assists others to say that has never been said before. The faltering in perception allows our personal will to create a unique relationship to the perceived object or instance. Rather than mimicry, the information in art is about intimacy, privacy, and the eloquent exchange created in mistaking facts, and it is this misconception that makes us beautifully original and human.