I use an interdisciplinary approach to create experiences involving paradox, metaphysics, biorhythms and intuitive interaction, layers of the subconscious, psycho-emotional oddity, the nature of perception, and how at their limits a portal to multidimensional consciousness might be accessed to pursue meaning past where logic fails.
Through hybridized and experimental uses of video, 3D animation and visual effects simulations, compositing, virtual reality, audio, music and performance, I isolate and sustain these experiences, which are otherwise fleeting or enigmatic as they occur and are encountered in the mind in everyday life. I find that prolonged aesthetic experiences through media arts allow more accessibility and deeper exploration of them, and more insight into the human sense of reality overall, than can be maintained solely in the imagination through speculation.
This allows me to address a web of interrelated sub-issues such as: the nature of thought and the mind, how figments in the mind occur and form interdependent relationships between rhythm and imagery, structural parallels between thought processes and quantum physics such as infinite regress, how we process paradoxical phenomena and conflicted philosophies, how we process paradox, how psychological reactions to paradox and and paradoxes in physics might inform each other, whether any stable sense of “reality” can be reached given the nature of perception.
Ultimately, I attempt to trap a”theory of everything” in the work.
Shifting combination and emphasis between mediums isolates these concepts in different ways, and I vary methods to create interesting balance and dexterity for solving art problems with technical solutions. The ideas beg the tools, but I also draw inspiration from the tools themselves, which creates a dynamic push and pull in the creative process.