“The video of the eyes is about the process of meditation, and reaching for something beyond myself. The images seen in the pupils of the eye are a type of shorthand for the process of connecting to something beyond the self. Some people refer to this as God, others call it the Source.
The symbols in the eye began to appear in my work about one year ago, and because up to that point I had only done abstract work with no recognizable symbols; I began to feel that I was channeling something through these images.”
- Jim Everton
Jim Everton came up with the concept of the shifting symbols in the eyes. Adam Scott shot the video and made it come to life. The original creation was a loop of the eyes with rhythmic symbols. The video was displayed in a 5″ x 11″ closet with no lights on. Mirrors lined the walls along side the television. The installation of the mirrors was thought of and put up by Pedro Gonzalez.
An audio piece was also created for the show. Tim Derrington voiced written thoughts on time travel (sources found below), while Stephanie Marie created a 3-hour playlist. Anna Gonzalez spliced in Tim’s voice throughout the 3 hours of music Marie provided.
After the show was over, Anna and Jim sat down and edited a five-minute sample from the playlist using video Anna had shot over the last three months (since being in Austin).
“JUST because we perceive time flowing in one direction, does that mean there “really is” a difference between the past and future?”
“Relax physically, emotionally, and mentally – accepting the suggestion to avoid thinking in rational, verbal, and/or evaluative terms – to a suitable frame of mind for focused imagistic thinking. Imagine that the strategy is actually being implemented at the present moment, and that you are going to explore what it leads to in the future.”
“Allow yourself to be carried along into the future as the strategy is implemented across time, simply watching and feeling things as they occur. Often it is useful to let yourself be surprised by what futurists call a “Wild Card”—some unanticipated event that is sure to bring strong impacts and effects.”
“After scanning to – or beyond – the desired time frame (or event sequence), record the impressions and questions that seem most relevant.”
Musical Artist: Lemon Jelly
- Written by Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin
Imagine – if you can – what it is like to have no possessions at all
Very few people can imagine such a thing, to have nothing at all
Well let us, you and I
Try to imagine something a hundred times harder
Not just to have nothing at all, but when there was nothing at all
The very beginning of time
The dawn of history
Nothing at all
The earth itself without form and void
Only an emptiness, formless, a dark endless waste of water
No living thing. No plant or tree. No bird or animal
This is before people
Before anything at all