A metaphysical view conveyed to us through Zen Buddhism is that everything big and small sits at the precipice of boundless space: vast outwardly as enormous inwardly. Everything appears to exist at this edge.
Parallels can be drawn between this perspective and our comprehension of reality through the modern interdisciplinary fields of physics and mathematics. As we venture into microscopic, nanoscopic and submicroscopic realms, our initial perceptions fade, revealing the intricate weave of the fabric of reality, of boundless space and transformation.
This exhibition of photographs, titled nowhere now here, captures something of the sheer wonder I experience when I suddenly awaken, lens to eye, at the precipice of the enigmatic moment of being alive. In that instant when the camera seems to merge with my eye, I find myself instinctively focused on subjects mingling with the ungraspable space between and around them, until such time as the perceived boundaries that contain them break down. I am often confounded by the fixity of these photographic afterimages, as they seem to translate my fascination with the infinitely mutable, the mysterious qualities of being awake to the fleeting moment. But these afterimages echo a moment that is itself an entirely new experience, and as such I’m sharply reminded that the only thing that is not transient is transience itself.
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