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One Second. Time, no Space. (2003)

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One second of motion, one full second melted into one image. Is it unusual? Is it unusual to combine images that took longer to develop, into one single image? How long does it take for the light from the sun to reach us? What about the light reflected from surfaces around us? Or refracted? What do we see, when we stare into a sunrise? Do we mix the information of various ages? All materials around us are of varying age and stages of decay. And so are we. Our eyes constantly heading towards a weaker, maybe wiser, but more blind state.

It was right after midnight on November 26th 2003, that I stared at the screen in front of me and wanted to melt the motion from the very alive screensaver I had been admiring again and again. I wish I remembered the name of that screensaver. Maybe I will be able to remember it. I took my little digital camera and exposed. For one second. Many times. What did I do, really? Was I recording the logic of virtual particles? Was I exposing a screen that was glowing in front of me? Was I taking pictures of time, or space? Probably more time than space.

The quality of the images is nicely horrible. I like how noisy and not very perfect they are. Imagined, programmed, executed, collected, compressed, adjusted, cropped, compressed, transferred, reexposed. The context has changed and will keep on changing. Time, no space. One second at a time.

New York, August 2014

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