Tethered is an ongoing investigation into the tethering effect we experience in our everyday lives. Tethered is a combination of archival digital prints mounted on panels, video and sound installations. It communicates this feeling by portraying what a specific period of time looks like, during different days of the week. Using a mathematical formula I created, each print illustrates what a two hour period of time looks like as I balance artist, mother, teacher, wife, and daughter throughout the week. As unique as each two-hour interval is, certain consistencies also run through our scheduled days. The look and feel of a two hour period in the morning versus a two hour period in the afternoon conveys a very different set of characters, circumstances, interactions, responsibilities, and roles.
In comparison to today, past generations whether by choice or not were very segregated -- work and family life rarely converged. However, through technological advances, our lives have become more confused, intermingled, and merged -- thus creating the tethering-effect.
This work is based on images I photographed over a 4 month period of time documenting my life as an artist, mother, teacher, and wife. From these thousands of images, I pulled 4 to 6 images that best represented this two hour period of time (e.g. 2:00pm-4:00pm). Although from the same two hours, the images are taken on different days of the week. Once selected, I digitally break down those images into vertical slices. I then reintegrate the vertical slices from the chosen 4 to 6 images through a mathematical formula, to create a single, compressed image of time. Each print illustrates what a two hour period of time visually looks like throughout the week. Once compressed, and as in real life, all the the different events and interactions inevitably merge into a singular life experience.
2:00pm-4:00pm (Sept. 10, Oct. 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 23, Feb. 1)
6:00am-8:00am (Oct. 11, Oct. 27, Nov. 11, Nov. 23, Feb. 14)
8:00am-10:00am (Sept. 17, Sept. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 15, Oct. 28)
10:00am-12:00pm (Sept. 10, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 15, Nov. 20, Feb. 8)
12:00pm-2:00pm (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 12, Nov. 19, Feb. 18)
4:00pm-6:00pm (Sept. 9, Sept. 25, Oct. 20, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Feb. 8)
6:00pm-8:00pm (Sept. 13, Sept. 23, Oct. 18, Oct.22, Nov. 8)
8:00pm-10:00pm (Sept. 10, Sept. 25, Oct. 10, Oct. 25, Nov. 10, Nov. 23)
10:00pm-12:00am (Sept. 9, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Nov. 6, Nov. 18, Feb. 24)
Nominate Your Role Models and Mentors!
Submit a nomination for 2019 Insight Award and Honored Educator. All nominations due July 1st. Visit the call for entry page of our website for more information.
2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals
Deadline to Submit is June 1, 2018!
Make a Donation
Help to ensure the continuation of our vital community, its programs, and initiatives