Light Cycle

Light Cycle

2015

White light streaks back and forth across black space at different rates, absorbed by the woman’s face and then cycling outward again.  Each flash and spark declares its unique presence through assigned sounds, sampled and manipulated from the original source footage. It is as if the light were the only living element in this fluctuating environment that appears blank and stationary. The initial illusion of motion reminds us of fantastical travel through space and time as we try to connect the visual and aural data into meaningful patterns of cause and effect. The “return” to our world makes us question what is more uncanny; the science fiction or the reality.

3 min 47 sec

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