Ela Boyd

How can instances of spatial multiplicity and temporal simultaneity presented in media offer an experience of the Real more than our empirical experience of being? In mediating the interplay of intangible and physical forms, I compose installations that function as perceptual interfaces. These works employ methods of spatializing the image and simultaneously collapsing and expanding space. The perceptual interface uses a synthesis of presences and appearances to instantiate forms mediated through both media and consciousness. By generating awareness of the self becoming a de-centralized presence within space, the immersive installation works present an ontology of distributed presences that enact multiple modalities of being simultaneously. Hence producing a paradigm that reveals the way in which intentionality simulates continuity from a singularity of simultaneous instances of multiplicity.

Sponsored by GSA and UCSD Vis Arts