Future is Now, Future is Past, 2018
Single video projection installation with 4 x glass sheet (each 80 x 50cm), white paint
Future is Now, Future is Past is a video installation which uses a pair of two-panel screens made from sheet glass, taking the form of a traditional Japanese screen. A video of smoke from burning incense is projected onto the glass panels which are painted white on one side, enabling the moving image to be visible on the white surface. The projected image is also reflected off the glass, like a mirror, resulting in the reflections being overlaid onto the regular moving image on the white surfaces. The projected image and the reflected image move in opposite directions, suggesting time space continuum of different dimension. The work also examines the concept of entropy and explores the possibility of an alternative to a single direction of time.