Transillumination (A Moment of Noise in Memory of Absence)
Four-channel digital video, 09:20 min each (looped), 16:9 Full HD, colour, stereo
Edition of 6 + 2 AP
Transillumination (A Moment of Noise in Memory of Absence) is comprised of thousands of self-portraits created by capturing the transmission of light through different parts of my body with a mobile phone. Transillumination of the skin is performed to visualise subsurface blood volume and blood oxygen saturation; however, by repeating the process the effect is subsumed to create an ambiguous sequence of moving images that exist somewhere between art and life, and the organic and inorganic. I view the work, which itself is a hybrid process between performance and videography, as both an abstract self-portrait and binary landscape.