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The Beauty of the Given Moment - Beyond annoyance, frustration and chaos.
As wind travels across the sky, over the forests and the seas, over rooftops and urban landscapes, change invariably scores its path. Occasionally, a wind comes along which demands attention even in the comfort of our secure homes.
This photographic series is a consequence of a gusting wind and a satellite dish struggling to hold on to its wavering television signal. The force of the wind is such that it interferes with the transmission, resulting in a faltering and pixelated signal during the airing of a concert celebrating the great Italian maestro, Claudio Abbado who had passed away a few days earlier.
The ensuing interference provokes initial feelings of annoyance and frustration, however, upon realisation of the transpiring performance above the rooftops, this exasperating chaos gradually transforms itself into inspiration.
Photographed in its entirety directly off the television screen, this body of work evidences the raw narrative at a given space-time interval involving the wind, the satellite dish and the video signal. It transcends the emotional and the obvious and aspires to record the often overlooked and disguised beauty of the given moment.