Dip To Black

Joseph Bueys’s metaphor for spirituality, as expressed in his marathon discussion at the Tate Gallery in February 1972, according to Caroline Tisdall, in ‘Artwork – Seeing inside the Creative Process’, Ed. Ivan Vartanian, 2011,

“……..and the passage from one state to another, can appear in solid or liquid form, definite in shape or chaotic in flow, according to temperature.  The transition from one state to another, the passage from chaotic energy through action to organised form:  These are the invisible processes that are the most difficult to convey in a visual form.  The hand and mind that guide the pencil or arrange the material must be in tune with the forces that are being expressed.”

still from 'Traces' by Caro Woods

This quote is exactly what I am trying to express in my current medium of choice: video – moving imagery, as this ‘still’ shows from a new film I am currently working on as part of my ‘Traces of Evidence‘ project.

A Trace: an indication that something / someone has been present…….a just detectable amount…….a visible mark left by the passage of a person / animal / vehicle…….a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper (layer) on the original image and copying on it lines of the original image……

Evidence:  knowledge on which to base belief.

Transition:  the act of passing from one state or place to the next……..an event that results in a transformation……a musical passage moving from one key to another…….a passage that connects a topic to one that follows.   Dip to Black is a ‘transition’ that links one video clip to another.