Hands Projects

The audio is a essay on time written by AI(chatGPT), based off of 30 quotes about time from the philosopher Byung-Chul Han. Who I’ve been binge reading for the past year or so. I did some very minor editing of the essay, but for the most part it is it’s first iteration of the prompt I gave it. Then I had another AI voice read it aloud, and did some audio editing to get it to sound more androgynous in nature. All elements of this video relate to synchronicity, rhythm, elasticity , and the static nature of time as a whole. So many of us are in such a hurry all of the time. In a hurry for what? Like in the “The Myth of Sisyphus” are these endless labors a form of torture? Or as Albert Camus suggests, can a joy be found in them? I’m not entirely sure myself. What I do know, is that I need more time to reflect on this.

A multi-layered 8k video dealing with Ideas of Language, Gestalt philosophy and psychology, madness, mental health, artistic mysticism, and images of hands and their prevalence in the earliest known examples of Art.

The hand reaches and extends, receives and welcomes—and not just, just things: the hand extends itself and receives its own welcome in the hand of the other.” Martin Heidegger.

These ones below are experiments, and parts in the build up to the above composition. I’d like to use these as part of a future multi-channel and/or installation piece.