The digital cinema installation, Augenblick, addresses the grammatization of omniscience. In content, form and method, the work considers the transformation of Western metaphysics from a theology of divine oversight to a technology of ubiquitous surveillance. The implication is that responsibility for oversight is now immanent. What is needed is a new image practice of “surveyance.” Following Heidegger, the work explores the notion that the “vulgar” conception of time as a sequence of discrete nows fails to account for contemporary experience, resulting in disruption (both blue sky and black smoke) and potential disaster. The augenblick is a moment of awareness giving access to another dimension of temporality: the decisive moment of opportunity.
Medium: Dual-channel video installation.
Computer Art Congress 4, Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Rio de Janiero, Brazil (1-3 September 2014)
Solo :: Together, 50th Annual UF Art Faculty Exhibition, The Harn Museum, Gainesville, FL (16 September, 2014 - 4 January, 2015)
Gesture to Exit, Pulse Art + Technology Festival, Savannah, Georgia (21-25 January, 2015)