Sit Still
Owen Eric Wood (Canada)
video projection on sculpture, 2013
 
 
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Traditional portraiture, be it painting or analogue photography, required subjects to sit still while their image was captured. Of course, such patience is no longer required. By re-projecting video self-portraits onto myself, and then finally onto a sculpture of the chair I repeatedly sit in and get up from, I create a portrait of myself that is constantly in motion, constantly in flux. Time is both the form and the subject matter of this piece as I want to express how our relationship with and perception of time affects our mental, emotional and spiritual state.