Standing Still (Walking Composition), 2018
Video installation on 8 televisions, steel, wood, cables and single board computers
Humans are creatures of habit, and as both individuals and communities, we can find ourselves cemented in unproductive patterns, which leave us labouring without progress. Our lives are embedded with the complexity of our access to endless information and we are faced with the choice of how to move forward. This installation is not about history; instead it captures the present moment by following the narrative of day-to-day repetition.
The character in this video is moving in the direction that they are facing; some may refer to this as a forward motion, but forward motion does not equal progress. In this video installation, the character is suspended in limbo of their own world. They move with haste and perhaps confidence toward a destination that only brings them back to where they have started, without any consideration or realization. By looping back to where they started, the viewer must consider whether they really moved at all. The televisions invite the viewer to watch this character live their eternity in this space. The viewer may even be confronted with their own patterns as they move along with this character. The narrative becomes dull and predictable. The character has removed their sense of self-reflection and just continues to move forward, convinced it is leading them somewhere new, when they have not moved anywhere at all. Perhaps they are lost or they may just be standing still.