2010, Mini Digital Video, 37 minutes, Colour, Sound
Set as a trilogy of films rather than a triptych, this video work was created during the winter months of 2009/2010. Three separate shots were constructed from a view in Kilmainham, Dublin, each presenting the scene from an individual perspective. Shot at twilight and heavily dependant on a metering of environmental conditions (gale force winds, sub-zero temperatures), the scene was carefully considered to produce a light frequency intended to stimulate brainwave frequencies. These mapped frequencies shift from Beta waves (corresponding to a normal waking state) to Alpha waves, (associated with a relaxed wakefulness such as dreaming and hypnosis). The final work presents three single-take, unedited video captures. Sound was recorded at the source and is the identical for all three pieces.
The title is borrowed from Samuel Beckett:
I feel an outsider and an insider and me in the middle,
I am the partition,
I have two surfaces and no thickness.
Perhaps that's what I feel,
I am the tympanum,
On the one hand the mind,
On the other the world,
I don't belong to either.