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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Jordan Jurich-Weston

SPE Member since 2016
Member Chapter: West

The stand of the tide.

Preview excerpt of The stand of the tide., 2015/16
3-Channel Video Projection & Sound Installation, 16:00 loop

The stand of the tide (slack water/slack tide): Before any turn of the tide, there is a brief period where there is no current, the water is completely unstressed. The water level is almost stationary and the tidal currents fall away to zero velocity, before reversing.

The stand of the tide is a study of in-betweens. Light breaks, and then it fades; tides rise before they can fall. I seek to capture the places we visit over and over in our lives, the sites of reccurring stasis, the feeling of home, ritualized spaces so loaded and personal they can disappear into the background. Singular moments unfold across minutes, meditatively stretched across time and yet detached from our reality. The washing of hands, a single blink of an eye: these once familiar gestures become unpredictable mannerisms, their elegant suspension giving way to uncertainty over time. As movement distorts and disorients, reveals and conceals, viewers are invited to reconsider the everyday, and to get lost in the unknown.

Preview video from "The stand of the tide."

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