The opening will be held on January 9, 2012 at 5pm.
MIROIR NOIR. Mixed media de Wallddizzy/Steppenwill. Vernissage lundi 9 janvier 2012, 17h. Bienvenue au monde entier!
These images are created largely through automatic and chance operations. The challenge is to make ways to make series of evocative, non-objective images that have the openness of say, divination (eg black mirror) or even projective tests used as used in psychotherapy. At this time I am interested with artwork that is only possible – only complete through the reflection of/with the imagination of the viewer.
Why? the goal is to produce sets of open non authoritative images. there is a great value in experiences of observing things and not being sure whether it is mostly your own imagination that is being seen. it is a simultaneous looking outward and looking inward that i strive for. in a environment that can be so authoritarian – both politically and nervously it is imagination, and responsibility of perception that i am developing methods of encouraging.
How? the pixilated images; are made from interference patterns of a regular grid. to get nuanced patterns, noise must be introduced to the process. without noise the interference patterns make a cycle and are not fantastically individual. the process is much like growing ice crystals. dust (noise) is needed to germinate the crystal. i find the results sometimes to be highly suggestive not unlike a mandala or a Rorschach blot.
the biomorphic images; the original drawings come from automatic scribbling within a loose set of rules. then the drawings are scanned while moving the image rhythmically over the scanner. the resulting prints become part of a continuing process of scrying, drawing then scanning. they have there own rhythm to begin with. there is a resulting poly rhythmic image, both ruled over and chaotic.