The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
With this current work in progress, Adjustment - variations: ii - vi, I am thinking about how synchronicity, coincidence and uncertainty can be used to displace our perceptions of the order of things that have happened, may have happened, have not happened, or are likely to happen… I continue to be engaged with questions about the concept of time: how it can be marked, measured, recorded, represented, experienced, and suspended. How can multiple potential narratives realized through the repetition of disrupted/merging texts, images, and voices moving through time, geographic spaces, memory, and forgetting co-exist? What are the limits, or inadequacy, of memory and its resistance to repeated attempts at representation and resurrection? There will always be gaps - it is within and through these resistant spaces that I begin to imagine Adjustment - variations moving.
The scrolling text is a 30 minute silent looped single channel video projection measuring approximately 8’ x 6’. It is part of One Day - an installation comprised of audio recordings and 2D works on paper based on the responses from sixty-five people to a letter from me requesting a memory of where they were and what they were doing during a specific date and time in 2014 - down to the second. It is, of course, an absurd and impossible gesture - recalling to the second what one was doing a year ago... as seemingly absurd as an act of the imagination.The projection, along with the audio recordings is a nonlinear reconfiguring and reimagining of the sixty-five responses. It reads/plays like an elaborate repeating fable peopled with women, men, boys, girls and animals.