I. microspace I
The first one
Experimental mistake on paper fueled by listening to too much autotune Carl Sagan.
II. microspace II
experimental ink on paper.
Constellation of Musca, The Firefly
Summer in Baltimore, MD
First time I saw a Firefly
Watercolor, ink on synthetic paper.
Held up into light, both layers visible
Microspace I and II in 3D
Acrylic, Glass on wood.
Micro-world (Microcosmos inspired)
my microcosm from Sarah Joy on Vimeo.
The native sounds--my dog barking, my parents talking, the sound of the water and wind--are intentionally left in the video as they are because they are a part of the environment, blending into the music to create an added layer of experience. For this same reason I chose not to use a tripod and let the natural movement of my hands remain in the shots, giving them a handmade and personal quality. Ponds have always fascinated me. I know that each drop of pond water is like a mini universe full of life so small I could only record it using a digital microscope. The creatures in that drop of water know nothing of how big their universe really is--much in the same way we humans view our own universe.
A time lapse and a famous photo bring the video to a close. The photo is “The Pale Blue Dot” and it shows Earth as a tiny speck caught in a sunbeam.
My microcosm is lost from this perspective.
Here, we can only imagine the scale of the universe that waits beyond, and makes our planet seem like a drop of pond water floating in space.
My inspirations for this video came from the works of John Cage, Lesley Flanigan, and Dr. Carl Sagan.