Linear Expansion is a collaboration with Maja Palser, a sound artist who represented Wales at ISCM World Music Days in Canada, in 2017. It is a significant step towards a bigger, more in-depth project exploring the relationship between neurological phenomena and spiritual revelations.
Maja is interested in how music can alter our perceptions of time and space, in its spiritual aspects and its physical impact, so her work corresponds nicely with mine.
I have created a hand drawn animated loop for video projection with electronic sound by Maja using ambient sound recorded in York Minster. The projection and the sound are both based on the same fractal source and refer to neurological phenomena – aural and visual blackouts and whiteouts – as well as to the big mysteries of human existence.
I am very grateful to Leonie Sharrock (University of South Wales) and her students for their work on the animation.
Oriel Canfas Gallery, Cardiff, August 2019