Before we consciously act or react, what physical senses - or even more intriguing - emotional senses come into play? This piece is an exploration into a circumstance where the physical and emotional exertion required to accomplish ascension and descension manifests itself in abstract forms.
Trans/Trance is a large scale installation, With a titular play on the words “transit” and “trance”. The installation consists of seven bands of red steel, spilling down from the top of the 23’ wall, illuminated by a red neon light.
22’ x 16’ 6” x 1’
aluminum, paint, fluorescent light, spikes
Vancouver, BC Canada
"The word ‘feel’ can refer both to a tactile or an emotional state."
Reading the piece from left to right, we can trace the movement, in a succession of moments, as the red band slides down the wall, leaving a record of it’s transition in space as a braille script. The red spiked Braille script - a language where one derives meaning by feeling - measures the fall with a marker at each foot in height. At the late stages, we can see the bands reaching back upwards after they have traversed the ground plane.