Getting pulled in while being thrown out, old traps disperse through new forms, 2017
The installation Getting pulled in while being thrown out, old traps disperse through new forms (2017) combines experimental optics with the metaphorical figure of a jellyfish to explore different ways of constructing and relating to realities.
An out-of-focus projector is recalibrated by hand using various glass and plastic elements. By reconstructing the lens in this unique way the historical perspective of imaging technology reveals itself as an active participant in understanding the world. I was thinking about this process as I filmed jellyfish underwater. This footage is then projected through the complex installation of lenses. The oldest multi-organ species on the planet, jellies are prospering in the warming oceans. A meandering text proceeds throughout the video, describing various feelings. I am not a solid form, and neither am I permanent. I feel adrift but must keep moving. Perhaps the jellyfish is a perfect metaphorical figure for our time, a symbol for undefined knowledge.
Here & Not
Richard Alexandersson, Pete Fleming, Jessica MacMillan
Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo, Norway
01.06.2017 - 25.06.2017
Leah Beeferman, Pete Fleming, and Ragna Misvær Grønstad
Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway