Now

Now

Single channel immersive video installation

Duration: timeless

2015


 

The word NOW appears and dissolves in a red background. As soon as the word dissolves it leaves an after-image, which is present yet absent and becomes the central element in the video due to the contrast of its subtlety with the overwhelming red background, and also the never-ending repetition. The red colour creates an immersive environment. The present cannot be defined or captured, it is ephemeral, just like this after-image. The after-image refers to the present moment, not from the perspective of the mechanical clock, but as a being in itself with its own varied nature, taking different forms, abstract and fluid. Now is ambiguous, appearing to be between past and future, but deceiving us with its illusive presence, an intangible experience which is, but yet not present. It can only be sensed subtly, like this after-image, like touching the surface of a river without wetting your fingers.

Time revolves to return and halt

it falls and breaks to a satiated memory

which can no more count

no more depart

or withstand the vast void

which lies between

inhale and exhale

a nascent caught amid the present iteration

leaping into the darkness of anomaly

a constant struggle

a constant

that moment distracting

unconscious from conscious

that unprecedented moment

yet not present

now…

it hides and slips into a perpetual flux

where it tends to meet with eagerness

and stay

still moving and flickering,

unnoticed, unattended

at times a glimpse,

a flash

kicking a stone to and fro,

touching the surface of the moving river

where does it rest?

a time which doesn’t catch attention

when lost in thoughts,

when not conscious to care

slowly and secretly elopes

withdrawing

into the open

ended

brackets

of

anticipation

Time revolves to return and escape.

2 12 ’15

(notes from diary)

 

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