Defocus, 2018

Light installation, digital; animated still images on 4K displays, filters, mounting hardware; 19' 49", loop.

Transforming a high-speed sequence of images into an intense experience of light and colour. 40,000 photographs captured over 12 years flicker at the threshold of visual recognition. A thin film suspended over the image blurs and refracts the pictures while leaving the raw image stream narrowly visible along the edges. Vibrating with chromatic intensity and an arresting depth-effect, the eye and mind get pulled deeper into the image-machine.

Produced by Maris Mezulis Studio. Exhibited at Kaserne Basel as part of A Room With Some Views, June 2018. Shortlisted for the Basel Media Arts Prize, October 2018.