Georgetown Festival & Gwangju Media Art Festival
Video projection 1min 40seconds Arti cial room 4500cmX2600cm (includes: Telephone, shallow body of water over oor, motion sensor) 2016
Gabriel is interested in revisiting these acute moments of con- sciousness, he looks for understanding by contrasting them with the widely
accepted, undisturbed interpretations, of ‘reality’.
Using video for its ability to capture time and realism seamlessly, Gabriel manipulates recordings of these moments to create time- less warped dimensions. These sequences are an attempt to both nd and o er new perspectives while the audience question the narrative trapped in their dream-like state.
Curiosity is the catalyst required for this work to come to life.
The installation requires the commitment of the participant to fully engage and explore the artists intent; if the viewer refuses to leave their comfort zone.. the experience, like consciousness; remains dormant.
A Statement about the Work by the Artist:
I wanted to create a meeting point of two dimensions, our accepted reality which we experience rst hand (represented on the screen) and another more voyeuristic perspective which the installation provides. The latter becomes almost an alternate reality, the viewer is transformed into an invisible entity observing the intricacies of the ‘moment’ beyond the physical. How is the viewer left feeling when given this insight? Does it give them a sense of empowerment? Or does it allow an opportunity to see and question their own vulnerabilities if metaphorically, the digital world is a refection of our actual perceived reality?