Ruthie Le Gear Hidden in plain sight


Exploring the unquantifiable substances and theories through unquantifiable methodologies. I created a video piece called hidden in plain sight, exploring the idea that there is a resonance that is held within the water.  I gave meltwaters from arctic icebergs to the waters of the mine in Allenheads, as well as creating remedies from waters of the well to give to other bodies of water in the area. The contradiction of a remedy based on water but diluted with itself presents a fascinating subject. The work is initially made for the water and the land, the results are in documentation of these interventions with the landscape.  The work engages with with the subtle earth energies that ebb and flow through the landscape, creating a relationship with the spirit and place. I worked with light diffraction grating ( a diffraction grating is an optical component with a periodic structure, which splits and diffracts light into several beams travelling in different directions) to amplify  images for  poetic immediacy to underline the paradox, while trying to capture distillations of an ephemeral environment.  The notion of theory v’s belief  explored in this through experience. I investigated this subtle material through performance epistemology and interventions with the landscape. Quantification of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen is only currently experienced in its effects. Current best guess ideas include ideas on trails of evidence in homeopathy include quantum mechanics. Interdisiplicnay and flexibilty throughout both a scientiic and intuitive methadolgy allows a contemplation on areas of questioning.  Explanation is not the thing itself, the relationship with thought is important in all investigation, to quote  D H Lawrence “Never trust the teller, trust the tale,”

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