I can’t say who is having more adventure in this project, the subjects or me. It greatly appeals to my own puckish spirit, for some reason a quirk not adjourned by age.
The conceptual idea is that of a series of games based on casual recreational places that use a photographic flow to place the game in a non material time. Pieces of scenes are squares in a board game in which I decide which ones to use and where to put them. People become larger than life characters that play on the invented board. Often we play to win but just as much we play for the thrill of it. Driven, focused, obsessed, we burrow into the game with sparks of energy poring out of our heads. The people in these scenes are up with that. And I am up with taking that further into a larger metaphor on time and experience. The point for me is to find a continuity in the sense of time that pervades the final image so that time develops a life of its own.
Relaxation time stretches and its elasticity can be programmed in how that time is depicted in these images via their constructed finality. I am gratified that these images distort the typical human time perceptions but conceptually time is only that, a perception, and heck here are mine. Its all a game in time and space and perhaps the whole process is a little more quantum that way.