What Is Will Be Was

Digital Video 

2018

2 minutes 52 seconds

Dimensions variable

What Is Will Be Was derives from the Buddhist concept Anicca, or the law of impermanence. In this work, the impermanence we are subject to is expressed through the micro movements of the wind and the physical shifting behind the camera. Time is a measure of impermanence and its memory persists. In essence, the experience of time is fast, but the memory is slow. We are connected in space as demonstrations of matter, yet separate in our experience of time. A memento mori, the collage evokes an issue at the core of humanity, the reality of mortality. This principle of perishability is the most unvarying thread of humanity. The piece suggests this transience to empathically embrace the collective experience of our truest truth.