Contingent Rhythms (1998)

Contingent Rhythms,  photographic light  installation involving audience interaction through motion sensors.

This is the first in a series of 3 works where I use musical composition methodologies to organize visual material. This piece was made using John Cage’s principles of chance and indeterminacy. Chance procedures dictated the content of the photos, the photos selected for exhibition, their sizes, placement and angles (making each mounting of the show different in composition). How people would walk through the space — tripping motion sensors and triggering lighting changes that altered the viewed images for themselves and others — was indeterminate.

The other two pieces in this series are T.V. Series and Otters in Three.

Exhibited at:
Ward-Wallace Studios, Toronto, 2003 (above).
Phoebe St. Gallery, Toronto, 1998.