Tuesday, 23 March 2010
I chose the 'freeze frame' as a method for producing this series of images. Its source of inspiration lies in the debate on photography and cinema. The images are stills from the video I recently shot. The idea of transience/disappearance versus the impulse against stability/stasis becomes central to them. Taking into the account the 'Performing Philosophy' framework, I attempted to visualize Deleuze's idea of the void, or interstice, that emerges in the context of his Time-Image conception: a suspended position of intellectual opportunity and potential, a position within a spatial gap where the interval offers us the ‘insight of blindness’, where thought becomes the exteriorization of expression. The idea of stillness becomes a starting point for the consideration of the multiple temporalities that arise at the intersection of still and moving image. The aim here is to create a pause for thought about suspended moments of transition. Taking into account the fact that visuals operate rather indirectly and metaphorically, this series is nevertheless an invitation on my part to reflect on the generative and irresolvable encounter between stasis and motion.