video still from "Ocean Shores FOG"
TimeSCAPES, Landscapes in Motion: VIDEO and PAINTING / sound, wind, water, color and light ... shifting, always in motion
TimeSCAPES, Landscapes in Motion began in 2008 and continues today. This coincides with moving back to the Pacific Northwest and my renewing connection to our natural environment. My eye was seeing through the camera lens the movement of painting with light and time passages. Now, for each new location I find myself in, I am recording a painting about to happen through sound and image.
The more I am arrested by the site and the deeper the impression, the more I am able to translate this into the video editing and then into the painting process. The goal is to create seamless video loops that will be played non-stop either by themselves or in tandem with several others in the studio.
Inside the studio I am surrounded by these sounds, video and paintings in all stages. It is not one painting, nor one video nor one sound bite, but a time based installation that prompts me physically to translate through my body the fluidity of these onto the painted surfaces. I work best on a larger scale and when I can move from one work to another. Really, this is performance with my body, surfaces and paint.
This October I will journey to Tonga to be in the water with the Humpback whales. As was clear to me when retuning from Maui in February where I met these amazing mammals for the first time, my experiences inside the beauty of our planet is what changes me and that becomes the propulsion for my painting.
Betty Jo Costanzo 2019