Lucia N°03 is a revolutionary lamp-system that combines a stroboscopic flickering light-source at variable speeds and intensity with a constant light that can be operated at different brightness levels. The stroboscopic lamp can induce varying types of hypnagogic effects such as intense perception of colour and form, bodilessness, meditative and dream-like visionary experiences. It is widely used in therapeutic settings as well as altered states, consciousness and NDE research.
‘Lost + Found’ is
a meditation on the landscape informed by my own insatiable desire to explore
unfamiliar territory. The intention of this work is to give the audience an
impression of my journey, both physical and psychological, through
photographically illustrating the paths taken and observations made.
Influenced by my own personal
experiences, and the writings of various theorists such as Rebecca Solnit and
Virginia Woolf, I have aimed to convey a
sense of losing oneself. Having grown up in an age where a parental fear of the
unknown has stifled the younger generations desire to explore, it is ever
present that the landscape is considered an ominous entity that, when navigated
alone, can invoke feelings of anxiety and unease.
The resulting series endeavours to portray the sublime
natural landscape in a way that conveys these feelings. Through focusing on
anomalies rather than continuities feelings of displacement are highlighted
and, the images themselves emit a sense of melancholy wandering.
“Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship to yourself. In this way there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people’s lives in a knot. Instead there is now meditation as an act of love. How endlessly delightful and encouraging.”