LET THE OPTICAL ILLUSIONS CONTINUE!!!
Ok, so first, read this:
According to quantum mechanics we have forty conscious moments per second, and our brainsÂ connect this sequence of nows to create the illusion of the flow of time. So, what would things lookÂ like if that itermittence was made visible? This body of work explores that hiccup, that blink, thatÂ ubiquitous fissure in the falling-into-place of things.Â
In my work I attempt to articulate something in between the freezing of timeâ€”that so oftenÂ characterizes photographyâ€”and its relentless passing. I hint towards temporalities that are fluid,Â speculative, and somewhat loose. I am looking for the line that divides the finite (probability) fromÂ the infinite (possibility). If time is a succession of instants, I want to see what lies in between them.Â I am after the gaps between instants of consciousness.Â
The photographs in Quantum Blink are composed of two exposures taken instants apart. TheÂ striped pattern is the result of masks placed in-camera, this feature allows me to blend two imagesÂ together and at the same time keep them from fully fusing onto one another. Visually, these worksÂ appear to shift and change depending on the distance and the angle from which they are seen; anÂ illusion of volume may become apparent, while other times it may seem as though there are threeÂ images at play.
That’s Isabel M. Martinez‘ artist statement for what’s below. Â Isabel’s series, Quantum Blink, is a group of photos with two scenes captured – I have been flipping my eye at these for the last twenty minutes, and let me tell you – I CAN’T SEE THE FREAKING STEREOGRAMS EITHER! Â Sailboat? Â WHAT freaking sailboiat?!?!? Â Look PAST the picture?!
These are much better: