Through the medium of moving image and sound I look to tell stories that speak to the embodiment of love, loss and the passing of time.
The series begins with a wind-up 16mm camera and stroboscopic lights to create projections that resemble an analogue film strip in motion. I was intrigued by the so-called “persistence of vision" phenomenon, and began to shoot below 16 frames per second. The work exists in the realm between photography and film, finding language in early photographic experiments that captured progressive motion, such as zoetropes.
I wanted to explore the passing of time through combing flickering strobe light and film overscans that reveal the borders of the negative. The flashing light registers on individual film frames, continuously shifting from left (future), to centre (present), to right (past) and the photographic mechanism reveals the flow of time to the naked eye.
Some works incorporate narratives from an extensive personal audio archive, such as phone calls and everyday conversations that I have been recording for the better part of a decade. These appear in the form of voiceovers that speak to the complexities of human relationships: voices (of friends, lovers and strangers) grapple with the circumstance of alienation in a world increasingly defined by parasocial digital connections.