VALHALLA NOCTURNE


Valhalla Nocturne is a series of color photographic collages made from images produced with extremely long exposures and shaky hand-held close-ups of video game screens. Following shadowy hints and hunches, I started printing those photographs and cutting out pieces of them, tracing the currents of the internal formal language of images. Influenced as much by Cornelius Cardew’s exceedingly cryptic Treatise (a massive musical score written in an idiosyncratic visual design) as by the screen-worlds of video games, I started assembling the fragments of the game photographs into rhythmic clusters. These works have became sections of a dream-soundtrack to a journey through the subconscious landscapes that bloom from constant exposure to the combat and strife of these late-night virtual worlds. Valhalla Nocturne continues my deep interest in finding ways that hobbies, fandoms, and leisure obsessions can be utilized as a rich source for making art and examining the media-saturated world in which we live.