Project: In Between – Exploring Space / Time


The on-going project exploring of space/time/location/gravitational pull with more in the works. I am looking to take this concept to residencies where I can document using a special question focus. Being part of something larger than myself is very satisfying.

cvrI am currently working on applying this concept to self published books of stories that document space/time/location/gravitational pull. Community involvement is a mian component and necessary. There are currently 4 books in this series (Our Ever Changing World), and with each book I have grown in my ability to inspire participation — the gravitational pull. The book to the left is the most recent and is to be published April 2016.

Space — for this round of books I create a Question/focus/purpose, and for this book it was “stories of artists lives not about art or process, but of an experience that ‘happened'”.

Time 2015-2016 collected over a period of 9 months. My learning process involved how to present this project to the artists, to get into their listening to encourage them to share, writing the proposal, all the changes I went through in languaging, how to word and what to put in the submission document, giving examples of what type of story I am looking for, the subjects of stories already submitted, and updates to the facebook event page as to progress.

Location — Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego. I chose a specific location since it involves a certain climate, focus, dynamic.

Gravitational pull — participation of a community of “like-minded” individuals even though most are transplants from other cities, states, countries. The pull brought them here.

Space / Time / Location / Gravitational Pull have been topics of discussion for years. The fascination is never ending and science and metaphysics just keep exploring. “In physics, spacetime is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single interwoven continuum.” ~Wikipedia

Space: the width, height, and depth; an example is the space that surrounds you in a room or in nature.
Time: the movement and size of shadows cast as the earth rotates around the sun or the ticks of a clock as you sit in a chair in your room and pass from present to future.
Space – Time: is the four dimensional combination of width, height, depth… and time.

We are the Observer, where Events (experiences) occur. Places where we choose to change or not. To become a bigger person in a bigger space… to go where gravity pulls us.


CA101 2015 Redondo Beach AES Power Plant Installation

8-inbetween-install We live our lives in the in-between…
birth to death;
morning to night;
breath to breath;
thought to thought
not really aware of the power it holds.

Time enters and leaves a door open
for that “something” to happen and
we live, we see, we observe, we choose,
and change…
in the “in-between” of the “what-is”.

We find ourselves literally squishing “stuff” into that time opening, sometimes to over-flowing into over-whelm.

The In-Between installations example this squishing in a physical form … pillows were used and then color wrapped which represent moments of time—life experiences in the form of seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, lifetimes, time tick-tick-ticking off by way they overlap, and groupings, exampling connections.


CA101 2015 — Redondo Beach, California installation at the AES Power Plant; Curator/Juror: Nina Zak Laddon and Exhibition Director: Sandra Dyer Liljenwall. Photo: Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel and Karrie Ross












Reference: Spacetime, Relativity, and  Quantum Physics:

Consciousness is as matter