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Wax/Wane (2000)

Wax/Wane, projected installation, dimensions variable (2000) ...Static, normally visible in a compromised broadcast as in WAX/WANE, is the actual
electromagnetic residue of the background radiation of the creation of the universe, WAX/WANE
residue of the matter and antimatter at the beginning of time.
WAX/WANE, (2000), captures an accidentally captured, rather one-sided conversation (because of the sound pick up patterns) at a media jam*. The video images' static visually mirrors and ebbs and flows in concert with the audio patterns produced by the sound. The conversation waxes and wanes, surfacing up from and sinking into the cacophony of the surrounding din. The philisophical musings of the speaker meander through various significant subjects: meditations on spirituality and the environment for instance. Comprehension of the dialogue is compromised by the room noise.
* this media jam was part of ~scope at the Western Front.~scope, a 1.5 year long project proposed and curated by Fiona Bowie with co-curator Antonia Hirsch.improvised performances of sound and image by artists, filmakers, video artists and musicians.

see articles in

ArtText, No. 75., These Days, by Micheal Turner.
Mix magazine 26.1 Fall,These Days, by Michael Turner.

2001 Last Call -Fall issue, These Days. by Marina Roy.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Publication.

all rights reserved/copyright fiona bowie 2000-2023
All images, sound and text are the exclusive copyright of the artist and may not be used or duplicated without the expressed permission of the artist.

This work was created in K'emk'emeláy (colonially known as Vancouver BC.),
with gratitude and acknowledgement of our host's nationhood; of their unceded, ancestral and current territories:
the Musqueam, Squamish, and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.