Panoramas of Time (2011-present)
These images examine both the phantasmagoric and fragmented nature of the city using the panorama format to consider how the perception of time and space has shifted with the rise of industrialisation and urbanisation. Creating panoramas of time, these images explore the relationship between the individual and the landscape through montage. The moving images weave together several layers of image and sound while the still images piece together fragments of movement in one long panoramic view to create the illusion of continuous movement, where past, present and future dwell simultaneously. Creating panoramas of time, these images explore the relationship between the individual and the landscape through the practice of walking. This body of work investigates the ways in which walking provides an important means of synthesising the phantasmagoric nature of the city with corporeal experience. By slowing down the movement of the body, this everyday activity is re-contextualized and de-familiarised in order to highlight the blurred boundaries that exist between moments in time, between figure and ground and between the material and immaterial realms.
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