SPINE/TIME is a poetic and dramatic work on the transformative process of being. The tape is involved with time and the nature of discovery, in time, as the self does personal archeology and future scans at the edges of consciousness – separating, purifying and assembling the essence of the data. The spine, not the brain, is spiritual key to the integration of experience of the larger Self. We might conceive of the spine as a conduit for travel within the canvas of self and that as one probes and moves within that time/space we begin to approach that which is timeless and universal. Set locale includes the deserts of Utah and the geyser basin areas of Wyoming. The pixelized camera generated sequences, graphically display the alchemical precept through abstraction, ‘that which is essential is not destroyed’.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1981;
N.E.A. Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship in Video, 1982;
Utah Arts Council Grant, 1982.
Yellowstone location direction & costume collaboration: Aysha Quinn
Yellowstone crew: Kaili Vernoff and Krista Vernoff
‘Purification by Abstraction’ text, original concept: Aysha Quinn
Digital programming & processing: Michael Lyon – Mark I Image Processor
Effects and CMX operator: Michael C. Thompson