by Paul Tzanetopoulos
|2014 Westridge Centennial Art Exhibition – Curated by Jay Belloli|
|Location: Pasadena, California|
|Video Projection Installation|
A kaleidoscopic environment utilizing video of a live inchworm, projected upon multiple surfaces in an interactive space. The title refers to the wormhole as a portal to many simultaneous universes and times, and places a subject within the space. Since the inchworm is nearly perfectly symmetrical, one cannot tell its front from its back as it loops and moves. Ambient soundtrack for installation.
Bathed in a galaxy of heartbeats and rhythms, this microscopic inchworm flails as a string of time opens and closes in multiple realities. One is enveloped in a complex mesmerizing environment charged with the conflict between the infinite and the now, reflected in one’s own conversation of relativity.
“Worm Hole” uses a digital video microscope to visually capture a flailing inchworm and employs that imagery in an interactive string of time that opens and closes in multiple realities. I use humor as a gateway to my work, and reference the term “worm hole” as a deliberate and conscious element: the inchworm’s living presence stands as a stark reminder of our fragile understanding of the here and now. In this installation we are bathed in a galaxy of heartbeats and rhythms, enveloped in a kaleidoscopic environment charged with the conflict between the infinite potential permutations of now and one’s perceived now. These issues are critical as they remind us of the relevance of histories past, present and future.