Light projection, wind, 27"x34" sheets of graph paper
Light is a marker of time and space. Its presence and absence mark days and millennia and chart our place in the universe. While the empirical study of light is filled with equations and data that define our history, our daily interactions with light are intuitive, sensory experiences--sometimes taken for granted, other times held in the highest regard for its symbolic presence. It is this duality between the measurable substance and the incalculable experience that this piece addresses.
For this piece, projected a band of light moving methodically across a long, single row of graph paper attached to the wall, spanning the length of the wall. The graph paper, as a projection surface, measures the predictable, continuous movement of the light. Because the paper is only secured to the wall along one edge, air flow periodically passes behind the paper, lifting it away from the wall to reveal a shadow beneath the paper, the shadow itself proof of the light's existence. The movement is fluid yet spontaneous, obvious and subtle, present then absent, contrasting the constant predictability of the light's movement across the paper.