Penumbra Blind (by Christina McPhee)

In Penumbra Blind (2012), Christina McPhee, a visual and media artist, considers all biological data-sets — ‘animal’ and ‘human,’ ‘scientist’ and ‘invertibrate,’ as continua in and out of shadows, mirroring each other. With music by Ava Mendoza, “Penumbra” (2010), the montage consists of two vertical layers, the top reversing the bottom, so that time and depth interpolate or cancel each other, much like the way light moves through venetian blinds — shimmering interpellations across grids and meshes — calls and responses.

Location: Gulf of Mexico, deep sea location, December 2010 after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, on board the LUMCON Pelican. (Share Link: