Banff Centre Open Studio, Alberta, Canada
In DIS/APPEAR a live video image of the exhibition space is processed in real time to incorporate a temporal delay. Time appears to stretch. Moving objects and people disappear from the image. Only things that are stationary are brought sharply into focus.
This work was initially inspired by the grainy images and halting motion of early web cam video. What would normally be considered a deficiency, something that would improve with increased bandwidth, seems to give visible form to the phenomenon of human memory – to the simultaneous stillness and transience of images we recall from the past.
DIS/APPEAR was developed and presented to the public during an international residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. The residency was made possible with the support of the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Banff Centre.
DIS/APPEAR (2005) – video documentation