At Any Given Moment, Grass 1, is one in a series of video art installations filmed in Iceland between 2006 and 2008. The At Any Given Moment series explores issues of perception, specifically our relationship to technologically mediated nature. In At Any Given Moment, Grass 1, the repetitive rhythm, tight cropping, and large-scale image emphasize the work’s particular organizational logic in time and space. The cross-rhythmic tensions between simple elements—a blade of grass modulated by variable speed and variable light conditions—create visual difference and reveal the patterns that one simple element produces through relationships and complex organization. This distancing approach allows us to view ourselves from the outside—as part of the representation—and thus to learn about ourselves and challenge preconceptions of our surroundings, specifically of the nature of matter.
The series is filmed with a Bolex H16 Reflex 16mm film camera and transferred to high-definition video.
Duration: Continuous loop. Size: Variable; site specific.