GRAVITY LOOP
Gravity Loop is a series of photographs and video works which reconfigures a single image in order to present multiple approaches to viewing time. Taking its starting point in relativity, the series moves to consider recent movements in Theoretical Physics and String Theory, which discuss the possibilities of time as a non-continuous dimension, that is, that at the quantum level, there may be gaps in time.

One way to imagine this concept visually is to consider the use of clocks to tell time. Instead of a single clock that displays the passing of time continuously, instead we must imagine an infinite number of identical clocks, each of which come into existence for the tiniest fraction of a second, display the time at that instant, and then disappear. In between the appearance of these clocks is nothing, a gap in time where no matter or movement exists.

Much as the model of the atom as a solid sphere of matter was replaced in the early Twentieth century with a model that describes the atom as almost empty space, the work uses similar ideas to illustrate possible models of timekeeping in a non-continuous time.

In parallel with this conceptual depicting of time, the work is altered to exist in a multiplicity of configurations depending on its installation site. The images can flicker across a video wall, along a long line of single monitors arranged side by side in a space, or as a series of HD projections. The number of screens, and the image combinations configured for each screen, depend on the dimensions, shape, and location of the space in which the work is to be installed.

The audio for the piece was composed using a prepared piano, prepared according to the directions John Cage provides in the score for his Sonatas and Interludes (1948) and is performed by pianist Emily Manzo.