between a rock and a hard place between a rock and a hard place

surface in between a rock and a hard place, 2007

In between a rock and a hard place, 2007, a rock atop of a digital photo-transparency depicting where it was found lay on an overhead projector, casting a shadow within the projected image on a wall.  Both the cast-shadow and the photo-transparency project an image onto a surface which has no definitive origin.  The area of the cast shadow becomes positive while the projection becomes a negative and vice versabetween a rock and a hard place starts with a premise that surface has no imaginary origin, having no possibility for division once it has been distinguished from an imaginary end.

The cast shadow of the rock polarizes the image as the eye strengthens the contrast of light and dark around its horizon or limit of the projected image until there appears its presence and absence. between a rock and a hard place shows materiality: matter and void; that renders the image apart from the signifier of a surface and, thus, its form through differences in lightness. 

between a rock and a hard place causes a non-logical shift in the simulacra that constitutes an image.

between a rock and a hard place
2007
digital photo transparency of a site where a stone was found. Transparency placed on overhead projector with the stone on top. Projected onto a wall.
dimensions variable.
   
link-stephen garrett dewyer

 

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