Consistency uses projected light to create the essence of movement through place for the viewer, two vantage points and moreover, ways of thinking about moving through place, are layered. The Phoenix Grid, a consistent, logical plane is surveyed overhead. This repetitive mesh is reflected, inverted on itself and experienced at different speeds and slownesses; however, its structure is apparent no matter the distortion. The human vantage point, mimicking a long journey by automobile has the same monotonous quality. Palm trees pass through clear blue skies at regular intervals. The imagery passes over the environment and into the retinas with a trance-like quality.
The violinist enters the space, catching the light on her body and casting a shadow onto the projected ephemera, introducing music to disrupt the silent travel. The music provides what Deleuze termed a “line of flight” out of the repetition of the imagery and logics of the grid. The violin builds and releases, creating climaxes that reinterpret the projected atmosphere; both disjointed and timed with the changing durations of speed and subtleties in the continuous imagery.
Special Thanks to my collaborator Anne Brye for her insight and musical talents. This piece was performed on December 6th, 2013 at the Ice House in downtown Phoenix, AZ.