"The Year We Make Contact" is a silent video projection generated from sound — an audio recording of a psychoanalysis session between the artist and a therapist. Inspiration comes from a debate active in theoretical physics called the Information Loss Paradox, where scientists argue over whether information can truly be lost if it falls into a black hole. Part of a larger theme over the last several years called "Speculative Forensics" that focuses on the discarding of information inherent to translation and transcoding.
This work, as with the "Strata Systems" inkjet paintings, draws on our impulse for pattern recognition -- Rorshach inkblot imagery, Virgin Mary water stains, poltergeists hidden within white noise. The imagery in "The Year We Make Contact" oscillates between the quasi-recognizable forms of landscape, atmosphere, architecture, figure and cosmos. The ever-shifting flow of images are not shot, made or captured; they coalesce and evolve within the invented system.