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Driving Down Scott rd Looking for Weeds


To be a part and apart of the world is to occupy multiple positions and distances to everyday experiences. I think about this idea a movement outside of linear time; it is the sense that something can move in two different directions at the same moment. An artwork can show everyday interactions as unique situations. In the work Driving down Scott Road looking for weeds (2015) there are at least two different durations shown in the same frame. When driving, I think about a specific way of looking and experiencing time. When looking ahead, at a specific point into the distance, I am processing my future actions on the road–when to turn, change speed. This mediates the way time is experienced. As the point in the distance comes towards and past the car, the delay (between its recognition as a point in the distance and its immediate contact with the vehicle) becomes the unit of measurement of duration. Compare this to the rear vision mirror, which actually shows a different speed. The mirror is angled in such a way that the distance between the inside of the vehicle and the outside world alters the perception of time and speed. The mirror shows the past folding away at the same time as the window shows the world moving towards the car, the actual moment where it passes the driver obscured.

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Driving Down Scott rd Looking for Weeds

Driving down Scott rd Looking for weeds (video still) 2014