Salt Water Sky
My manipulations of time are an attempt to reveal the solitary nature of seeing and the qualities of transience that permeate those moments of solitude. Over the course of four minutes Salt Water Sky presents two hours of nightfall. The transition from a seaside summer evening to a night sky is compressed. The resulting video image presents an alluring, fluid, and meditative sensory experience. In this scene, a viewer witnesses transient clouds flow across the screen while pastel colors recede into the dark cloak of night. Glimpses of pixelated shore birds interrupt the footage at various points, clueing the viewer into the unnaturally contemplative manipulation of time. The accompanying soundscape simulates the shift from dusk to darkness and situates the viewer at the shore of the ocean. A shorebird opens the piece while the faint sound of water and waves underlies the hums of crickets.
Video and audio captured August, 2013, Manomet, Massachusetts.