Deep down there are movements, settlements, realignments and adjustments. Most of it goes unnoticed, much of the turmoil beneath our notice. Occasionally the disquiet becomes apparent even to those of us who lack the sensitive instruments to watch, listen and measure. We say, of a person who is dependable, that they have their feet on the ground. Yet this ground, this earth, is not stable, is not calm; The Earth trembles constantly. The underlying triggers for these events are not always visible to a person walking across the land. Even at the site, the epicenter, the trace of an event, if it exists, may only be in the form of a break, a fracture or a slight distortion: A line across the sidewalk, a series of cracks on a wall, or a building leaning across the road. While these shudders have material consequences, mostly there is no trace at all. With this work, I make the trembling, the shaking visible.
This work traces the Earth’s underground activity reflecting the constant movement underneath this seemingly solid crust. Using a single channel video projection in a darkened space, I confront the viewer with this reality.