Video

HERE

Sarah Abbott

2002, 12:50 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 333.02

The combination of constantly moving abstract imagery and a familiar-yet-cryptic soundtrack in HERE reflects the struggle of being aware and present in life’s moment(s).

The "space" created by the abstract imagery and soundtrack of HERE is a representation of a time/space energy field. The mind of the viewer, as it moves in and out of engagement with HERE, parallels the struggle to surrender to the immediate moment. Thoughts of such things concerning future events, correct behaviour, desires, triggered memories and ignorance distract us from being present in our daily lives. HERE magnifies this experience by confronting the viewer with manual-less abstraction and the viewer’s own interior voices that arise.

The individual images in
HERE are like moments of living: they are ungraspable, gone the instant they arrive. They are meant to engulf and entrance viewers, the way being in the present actually does when we let go of the things that prevent us from being in it. Time then disappears.

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