birth and decay

From Rhizome Artbase
2006
Description

Birth and Decay invites the audience to explore a time-sliced anatomy of landscape as it cycles through the inevitable rhythm of change. The visual field is composed of a scaled representation of a piece of land broken down into constituent details; the vista is hidden but the proximity and exploded imagery gives us an intimate relationship with the environment.
A simple immediacy draws attention to the inevitability of life processes; the birth-life-decay-death cycle is an inevitable performance that drives the movement of time on this planet. We need to do very little with our conscious minds to perform this path: breath, eat, shed a little skin - or in this instance drag a mouse blindly and watch the world change. The imagery itself plays with the idea of repetition; the images offer 25 instances of the same subject, the eye decoding multiplicity and diversity.

julian konczak
22 June 2006
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outside link
2006
open submission
22 June 2006
julian konczak