Eye Pieces, number 1 / 4:50 minutes
Artist name: Steven Hoskins
You are watching this: a look, a stare, gaze, glimpse or simply a glance, broken apart and asynchronously re-assembled over 4, 16, and 64 individual split screens, mimicking bird chirps and wind chimes in the out-of-doors. First in a series of eye movement studies.
Video artist and designer working from Richmond, Virginia, USA.
I have spent most of my life as a graphic designer, and recently as a graphic design educator who teaches and practices in video. Much of this work is imbued with formal/visual explanations for the Hermeneutic Circle: the understanding of meaning derived from interrelationships between part and whole. This is embodied in the video image that is broken and reassembled; fragmented and reconstituted; a union made of asynchrony. Chaotic and irregular movements converge into unified movement; small multiples begin to move as a system.