1.14.17 - 2.18.17
AA|LA, Los Angeles, CA
"As space appears to shrink to a “global village” of telecommunications and a “spaceship earth” of economic and ecological interdependencies... and as time horizons shorten to the point where the present is all there is... we have to learn how to cope with an overwhelming sense of compression of our spatial and temporal worlds."
-David Harvey, 1989
Will Have Been is an installation of work that considers standardized time from an embodied perspective. Drawn from my own experiences with déjà vu, lucid dreams, grief and personal growth, the works presented in the show are questions - not answers - manifested in drawings, poetry, video, and sculpture. Made from found material (both physical and digital), the work is created intuitively and accumulates on its own terms. The sculptures stand as things, collections, display structures, and artifacts of gesture. Some are taken apart and absorbed into other pieces in the series or disassembled entirely; they are constantly in flux.
This Was The Future, a multi-channel digital video, interrogates synchronized time from a decidedly personal perspective, and documents its own creation. Human Standard Time, an interactive piece, connects a clock to a single participant’s heartbeat, harnessing "time" from an individual body. A collection of writing forms a link between all of the work, playing with grammar and narrative structures. Will Have Been inhabits the future perfect tense - a predicted past - pointing to our ever-changing relationship to the present within a world of projected futures and increasingly condensed simultaneity.