Time Space Compression

“Any system of representation, in fact, is a spatialization of sorts which automatically freezes the flow of experience and in so doing distorts what it strives to represent” David Harvey 1990

Time–space compression was first articulated in 1989 by David Harvey in The Condition of Postmodernity, it refers to any phenomenon that alters the qualities of and relationship between space and time. The process of production of these works frolic with the Panopticon of ‘time’. These works begins with a selection of a postmodern artifact; usually a science fiction from  cinema (future-time) that evokes or illustrates an element of postmodern theory in its narrative.  The Movie (2 hours plus) is then photographed in its entirety on a computer program and compressed into an instant image (time compressed). The instant image becomes scaffold for a painting process 4/5 weeks (time expanded). Throughout the process of replication/simulation and recreation, time is; speeded up, frozen, and slowed down. The audience of the work participates in the process of compressing and expanding ‘time’ in gazing on the finished work; a simulacra spatialization that expands and compresses the concept of time through its production.