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Curatorial Statement

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We intend to create a work that appears to change, but does not. It will showcase how changing perspective can be misinterpreted as change in the subject itself. We use changing lighting to create visual change in a subject while the subject itself remains the same. Because of visual pareidolia, change is perceived because the lighting creates order out of random objects. In addition, we will use the Shepard's tone, the sound that appears to change while remaining at the same pitch, to add to our theme of uniformity. Because the video will loop forever, the pitch will be perceived to be rising, while at the same time the visual will seem to change because of the lighting even though no change, other than the lighting, is occurring.

As the "face" appears, you are given the impression of sadness in the objects. We know the objects' locations and what they represent. Then, the light shrinks away, removing the face from view. We still know the feelings of the objects. The sadness has permanence despite whatever else might change. 

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