one state to another
The QR code for a piano improvisation with accompanying visuals. The QR code is placed at the space where the audiovisual recording was done. In this way time is collapsed - ephemeral improvised moments become potentially held in a digital eternity.
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The image is the view from the piano as I sat and improvised. As the day gradually fades I lull myself into a slower, more relaxed state. Through improvisation, being in flow in imperfect moments of life, we remember that life may be flawed but connecting with the inner structures, rhythms and messyness can uncover a beauty which is impossible to find through a planned, rational grid like structure or process. Being creative, for me, is a process of moving from one state to another. By documenting my own change of emotional state I hope to create a means through which you may experience a similar pathway through watching and listening. This then is not a product to be bought and sold but an experience which can be shared. This piece will be embedded in the physical space within which it was created by leaving a QR code at the site. You will here bumps and scratches as the sound was all recorded using my beaten up iphone. The frog/night sounds were recorded on a different evening from outside. A QR code will be placed at this window so that anyone with a smartphone can access the work. The piece speaks of the ephemeral nature of music, ideas, online realities. In this instance the piece is inspired by a specific physical location, exists in cyber space but is overlayed on the physical location where it was created. Where does reality exist? Where do our identities exist? What does it mean to identify with specific environments and places - what does it mean if we identify with online worlds and our identities our unattached to physical people or locations?