NOTATION #1: FreshFaced+WildEyed, The Photographers’ Gallery, London. (2014)More information
Inspired by the work of composer, music theorist, writer, and artist John Cage and his interest in Zen and the vernacular; I practice a form of photography known as Miksang*, which encourages pure mindfulness to be executed while creating images conceived as ordinary life, immersed in process, full of flux and indeterminacy.
These images are converted into audio, then into spectrograms**. This process facilitates Cageian chance operations and other non-intentional compositional means to take place. The sound is deliberately discarded leaving the abstract, graphical score; disclosing the sonic characteristics of everydayness, which becomes the subject of artistic analysis and experimental reconfiguration.
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*Miksang is a Tibetan word meaning ‘good eye’ and represents a form of contemplative photography based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa.