Capo di Muro
The sculpture featured in this video originated from a sketch made in Corsica, a place of sea and rocks. It is a self-portrait of the artist listening intently to an element of landscape. The video is a visual narrative of their encounter. Early into their story they are cross-sectioned to reveal their inner structure and the vast amount of space a simple object may contain. As the figure disappears the camera focuses on the object which has gradually become a song of very few and runaway notes.
Leda and the Swan
This video is an experience of a virtual sculpture, titled, Leda and the Swan. The sculpture features our version of a classical female torso and a not-so-classical swan. As in the Greek myth to which it refers, it is an encounter between two disparate entities. The video is the visual narrative of two inanimate glass objects. Their story is told in the in the language of images.
The Chinese calligraphy for K'un, the Receptive, was developed as a virtual object; a 3-dimensional model whose component parts correspond to the individual brush strokes. It was explored photographically using a wide range of focal lengths and perspectives. A Chinese calligraphic character, deceptively simple in appearance, embodies the amazing depth and complexity of their language. It is an image, a word; possibly an esoteric concept and/or a work of art. Exploring this apparently simple object presents a visual experience which is equally multi-dimensional.
The video presents a sculptural configuration - a grouping of objects in a landscape. The perspective ranges from extreme close-ups to satellite views. The camera explores the vagaries of spatial perception; choices of the eye, what it decides to include, investigate, eliminate. The components of the model are removed sequentially, referring to the temporal life of these objects independent of the viewer's choices.