On Becoming, projected video on translucent sculpture, 2005-2017
Might we wake up because of a distant starburst? Or could we be stirred by the pythagorean theorem floating into our world? Does the universe begin anew as we awaken? Such magical interweavings are suggested by “Waking,” one of the pieces from the series Works on Becoming.
This series of sculptures incorporates translucent objects and surfaces onto which imagery from a single projector evocatively floats and multiplies. Thematically the group of work is informed by: creation myths from around the world; recent scientific work on how existence comes into being (including cosmology and string theory); and my own sense of how something comes out of nothing in our consciousness and our perceptions.
In philosophical moments cosmologists ask: Why is there something instead of nothing? To this cognitive scientists might add: How is there something instead of nothing? All cultures have developed myths and stories addressing those questions. I am enchanted by all these explorations, as I informally reflect on how it is that my own thoughts manifest.
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