It Is Always Now, 2021
Overhead projector, glass, colour filter, polycarbonate, motor
Size: 300 x 100 x 200 cm
Somewhere between then and tomorrow.
Through colour we learn that the universe is expanding.
Slow down your gaze
to ultra high definition slow motion.
Now is expanding
continuing outside your focus
leaving you behind.
The more we do this
the more time we have.
It Is Always Now shows two images intertwining and reflecting off a rotating surface. The work is inspired by the present moment, now, where the past and future meet. It is also linked to astronomy and the circle as a shape. The base colors used in the work are inspired by a phenomenon called red-/blueshift, where by looking at the radiation and spectrum of stars we can determine whether they are moving towards or away from us. Besides time and the present moment I think about colour, movement, memory and peace of mind.
Even if you live to be a hundred years old,
you might realise that it is still a few days only.
Whatever you do in your days, it’s always now
and the reality that you live in is always now.
Simultaneously in this room some glass is bending the light.
It Is Always Now is exhibited as a part of the group exhibition Material Light at Muu Helsinki in Kaapelitehdas Helsinki from 5.1.2021-31.1.2021