This quote is the starting point of my latest work and my intent to materialize the moment of conception, the mystery of the first speck of energy that ignited the universe.
Sounds a bit pretentious? Of course, I know it is an impossible challenge but it is a starting point to answer my interest in discovering something that is not directly perceived by the eyes, and that we do not necessarily ‘see” at the first glance.
I do not know or comprehend physics but sometimes I have some bursts of understanding, some fragment of light coming out of the darkness. As Nikola Tesla suggested: “Instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain finer fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile."
As I understand it, energy, frequency and vibration are the knitted web of our lives.
In my series, I ‘imagine’ reality as energy flashing on and off, creating energy fields and frequency patterns that suggests a perception of time and space. A mind twister -as if matter was an illusion-. Somehow our consciousness processes the energy patterns and we see shapes, colors, textures; what we call reality!
I do not take this exercise as a science experiment but as a creative project; the magic of the unexpected – think of the 'Cadavre Exquis' experiments of the surrealists; a sequence of potentialities that detonate in the reveal.
As with my project “Emerging Essence”, I aim to photograph a reality that I do not see; waves of light tracing through space, floating photons, vibrating patterns of energy piercing through darkness.
I asked my friend Alejandra to be the “body” and we played with different forms of ambient lights, flash, LED. Light upon light upon light. All the photographs are done in the camera with multiple exposures rhythmically performed, ‘danced’ in a single long frame.
It cannot visualize any of the photographs on the viewfinder either. The ‘magic’ happens in the convergence of elements.
The results are unexpected and stunning: a galloping horse, a heart, an art deco pattern… we all can see something in it. I feel grateful and dazzled by the generosity of the discoveries.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Two more insights by Nikola Tesla.