JUMP ON 'JUMP' you know how if you repeat a word ten times, it sounds wrong, or disconnected. to repeat a word this way is to lose it. it begins to detach - upon repetition, from it's symbol. it simply falls back into it's original experience. one of simply sounds. the same is true when repeating an image. the incantation of a repeated image, enables the visual field to hallucinate. we see beneath the 'image as symbol' to its visual field of lights and darks. more importantly, the viewer's subconscious movie screen begins to merge with the visual field in front of them. this hallucination become theirs. the film becomes like a blind person's stick. philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty described this merging of being with external tool (the film here) like this: "The blind man's stick has ceased to be an object for him, and is no longer perceived for itself; its point has become an area of sensitivity, extending the scope and active radius of touch, and providing a parallel to sight." working an image, performing the edits, molding time like clay with images and sound, the practice is one of incanting, singing, chanting, cooking; like turning flour, water and yeast into bread, my process feels aligned to alchemy, more than to any other. like cooking; mending together found scrap images to make new film chant or visual incantation is losing process. i lose myself and find myself outside, inside and everywhere at once. like the word repeated ten times, i fall back into an experience of myself outside of symbolism.