'Sequence and Stasis' (2015) Dual video projection. 26 min loop. Colour. Sound


Chlorophilia : Artists : Steven Scott

About the artwork

A dual screen video projection of a thunderstorm at night: Brief glimpses of an electricity pylon and cables are revealed out of darkness by the storm's lightning flashes, appearing as a disjointed sequence of silhouettes and afterimages. These frozen image sequences seem to exist between the stasis of the photograph and the illusion of filmic movement.

The two videos are identical but for a single frame difference that causes them to shift in relation each other as they repeat over time. Adjacent images slowly slip in and out of synchronisation, delaying and destabilising the illusion of a recorded real-time event.

About the artist

Steven Scott is a London based artist working with moving image, light, photography, text and print. He utilises processes of mirroring, repetition, phasing and extended duration so that the perception of movement and stasis may become indistinguishable and the image and its subject begin to separate.

He has recently completed a PhD in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London. Some recent exhibitions include: Galerie Ruimte Morguen, Antwerp, Belgium; Casa Contemporanea, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Focal Point Gallery, Southend; Dyson Gallery, RCA, London and Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait City, Kuwait.