Moving Image Installations

Lost in RGB (2008-2009)

This was the project I undertook for my B.A. I explored my fascination with the moving image and the immersive theories surrounding moving image installation. The page starts from the first stages of development and works towards my B.A. show in I.A.D.T, Dun Laoghaire.


December 2008

Digital video, 1.5minutes.

This project concerns the psychological and physical attachments a spectator can have when viewing a video or film installation. Visually available worlds, particularly video installations often represent constructed realities. Whether these worlds are fiction or documentary, there are still basic techniques used and there is a loss of time within these worlds that remains uncalculated. It is entirely up to the spectator to maintain recognition of this fine line of immersion in illusion. This can  be seen as an exploration of reality, external and internal from the experience of the spectator.

Disavowal, or the process of denial of association or representation, concerns itself with the moment of illusion.

Corner projection, installation shots:




Verisimilitude marks the end of a two year attempt at finishing the image and reality themed works. By combining the video In/Out (2008), Duration (2007) and my video piece Disavowal which has been re-edited (2009) I have finished a trilogy of pure digital footage based around technology, reliance and absorption of environment. Verisimilitude concerns itself with the belief, quality and appearance of truth and reality.

An integral part of my work is the fine line of illusion and reality which I feel has been compromised by the ever changing improvements of technology. Within my installations I challenge the spectator to reconsider the impact of constructed images that surround us on a day to day basis.

Static/State is a step further with experimenting with the apparatus of the camera (shutter speed and aperture) to absorb the space of the screen and its transmissions.

Static/State, digital video, 5min.

The Lost in RGB video installation was exhibited at the I.A.D.T. Graduate Show on campus.

Lost in RGB stills

5min, digital video, projected with audio.

Abstract from show:

‘The artwork that I create examines the levels of immersion experienced by the spectator within moving image installation. An integral part of my work is the fine line of illusion and reality. Within my installations I challenge the spectator to reconsider the impact of constructed images that surround us on a day to day basis. Lost in RGB is meant to signify the sensing and representation of moving images. It is my own live and recorded video experience of being immersed in making works which seduce the mind of the spectator. My work is a combination of the fascination of prosthetic devices of vision and the engulfing of spaces by moving image installation. With exploration of the space between the projection, the spectator and the screen, I am attempting to submerge the spectator into a universe of imagery.’ 

To see a short clip of the video projection see below:


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New work on sale at “Evolution” show

I’m delighted to be part of the “Evolution” show opening tomorrow at North York Arts Centre on Yonge Street near Sheppard Avenue West. Evolution (Four years together) is mixed-media art exhibit that celebrates the artwork done by Art Starts’ Platform A micro-grant recipients, 2013-17. There’ll be spoken word, videos, documentaries, African dance, belly dance, hip-hop dance, drag show, visual arts, sculptures and much more. The evening promises to be very lively and will be my first time seeing so many artists’ work together blending cultures and embracing community!

About my work:

Surface Excess is about the layers of time that pass us on a daily basis. Combining images of nature, a city in passing and humanity together through 35mm double exposure photography allows the blending of ever changing materials into one succinct metaphor. Existence and an acknowledgement of temporality are ideas in conversations using the motifs of leaves, color, light, shadow, form and landscape. The use of analogue materials (35mm film) is essential to the authentic layering of passing moments in time.Using the tactile quality of film makes me appreciate how precious each negative is, there only being 24 or 36 exposures per roll. It is through the medium of film photography that I must calculate each negative per roll of film, to understand not to be trigger-happy, to be as calm and appreciative of moments in time and to candidly record them, to remember that to make a good photo, you have to live or aspire to live in that frame or that perfect moment in passing. Otherwise, what worth is there to being behind the lens?

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Opening Reception July 6th
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Facebook link to the event – click here

Exhibition Days
July 7th to 26th

Gallery Hours
Tuesdays to Fridays
1 pm to 6 pm

Toronto Centre for the Arts
North York Arts
5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8


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