VARIATIONS ON A THEME
2018 | Archival Silver Gelatin Print | 18x13 cm.
In trying to learn how to play a new instrument, online video clips of masterful pianists have become one of my beloved resources. Mostly during the after-hours, I sit back in my darkened room and indulge myself in these recordings. A cadence of compulsive gestures and agile tentacles that move from tension to release, and from release back to tension again. Then at times, I find myself wondering about the substance of light that radiates from the screen, and also about the ways in which it casts another image out of me.
Variations on a Theme explores the idea of portraiture in relation to looped musical time and its symbolic accumulation as unrepeatable images formed on the photochemical surface by direct exposure to electronic light.