NOTATIONS (For The End Of Time)
Series of sixteen archival inkjet prints, 30” x 40”. Editions of 10.
Filmmaking involves a considerable amount of collecting and notating. Images, sounds, gestures, phrases of thought, all coalesce over a period of research and observation into an eventual cinematic experience. For me, one of these streams is photography. Notating in the nick of a moment a photographic impression or association. These sixteen prints are but a small set of such gatherings around my current project about the end of time. Not the end of the world, but rather the end of chronos as our timekeeper, giving way to a deeper awareness of great, geological, universal time and the manifestation of form we know as reality.
Quoting Andrei Tarkovsky, referencing Dostoevsky, in his book Sculpting in Time:
Stavrogin: “…in the Apocalypse the angel swears that thereʼll be no more time.”
Kirillov: “I know. Itʼs quite true, itʼs said very clearly and exactly. When the whole of man has achieved happiness, there wonʼt be any time, because it wonʼt be needed. Itʼs perfectly true.”
Stavrogin: “Where will they put it then?”
Kirillov: “They wonʼt put it anywhere. Time isnʼt a thing, itʼs an idea. Itʼll die out in the mind.”
Photos taken between 2007–10 in Ontario, Switzerland, Costa Rica, and on the island of Hawaii.