Bending Light

Conceptual text for Home-Platform exhibition.

The image. The moving image. This GIF. This GIF on your phone. On your ipad. In your dreams. A virtual experience is always a real experience.

A screenshot of a photograph of a shop window full of laptops and tablets all displaying screenshots of shop windows full of laptops and tablets displaying screenshots of screenshots of screenshots.

A printout of that screenshot. A real-time walk-through in real-time life looking at real-time images that come away from the walls and perform to your commands.

A virtual walk-through of a gallery displaying gilt-framed old masters on white walls under vaulted ceilings over parquet flooring.

The image is static and moving all at once. It rotates, appears to approach the camera, and dissolves into a mist of tiny images of a beach somewhere. On another beach somewhere else a couple walk together, holding hands, holding phones. Scrolling alone together on a beach somewhere.

The image is no longer static. It rotates and the whole world stops to watch itself.