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TIME: wander lost in the foothills of impasto and more art by Jan Swinburne

TIME: wander lost in the foothills of impasto, 2021
Digital video capture of sculptural relief
shadows and light.

WAVEFORM LANDSCAPES
Project Tile: INTERNET SONGLINES
Moving image title: TIME: wander lost in the foothills of impasto
Dimensions: variable, 16:9 ratio
Materials: Digital video capture of sculptural relief, shadows and light.

Sculptural relief dimensions: W36”xH21”xD1”
Sculptural relief description: Machine and hand carved, sealed, medium density fibre board, acrylic paint and medium.
Sculptural relief title description:
Source: Audio: voice
Subject: word :TIME
Wander Lost In The Foothills Of Impasto

When I think of the ideas behind techspressionism in general, I am reminded of how even a clock holds emotive meaning, yet we proceed through life bound to these machines with nary a thought as to how they have altered our relationship to the sun as timekeeper. It takes artistic depiction to remind us of its impact.

When I think of techspressionism with regards to my own work, in this case an intermedia body of work that falls under project umbrella entitled Waveform Landscapes, the emotive source for this body of work is my voice: spoken words transformed from mind to body to air to digital audio recording to visual rendering through and by machines and then back to handworked objects and then captures to moving image.

The forms depicted are novel but render patterns of places that feel familiar. Language is transformed to visual silent voicelessness (in the linguistic sense of sounds being pronounced without the larynx). The only hint of the word source is held within the title. It is a journey of solidification through materiality and a digital wandering, through still and moving image forms that I liken to way finding internet songlines.

Through various means our emotive life finds its way to materiality through tools and machine processes, shifting human response algorithms along the way; the art becomes as fluid as our feeling states that were the source and the impetus to create them.

WEBSITE: https://www.janswinburne.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theswinburnecomplex/

LOCATION: Toronto, Canada



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