The Speed of Dark

10′ X 6′ 5″ x 5″ – Wood, mixed media. Interior is illuminated on both sides.

Constructed for the show of the same name at Coagula Curatorial in Los Angeles.
Exhibited: February 1 – March 8, 2014

The speed of dark can accurately be said to be extremely fast, as fast as the speed of light. As quickly as the light appears, the dark disappears and vice versa. One could also say that the dark has no speed at all. It is always there. It is simply visually imperceptible in the presence of light, so the speed of dark is both extremely fast and completely stationary at the same time.

The installation piece of the same name is about the necessity to house polar opposites within one’s self. Much of life is spent coping with problems of too much and too little. Rarely are we given ideal quantities of the things we need or desire. Sometimes the only way to achieve a facsimile of balance is to alter our perception. Some strange peace can also be found in the recognition that there is no true balance in life. Some amount of chaos is integral, sometimes beautiful and possibly intentional.

The Speed of Dark
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Speed of Dark, Back and Electrical
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