there is no time without heat, 2020-21
there is no time without heat, 2020-21, is a new project that evolved during the Covid lockdown, working with a low resolution thermal camera. This technology is used at a sophisticated level by the military and at a more pedestrian level by plumbers and electricians. there is no time without heat exists in a lineage with the early videos of Bruce Nauman recording himself pacing his studio, with the living sculptures of Charles Ray and with the performance work of Valie Export.
Each of the videos shows me in relation to a pedestal or a pair of pedestals of different heights. These videos depict the fluid body up against a geometric physical reality; much in keeping with my overall engagement with embodiment. The video has eight chapters when shown as a single channel video, but can be shown with all eight chapters or some combination of them projected simultaneously in a darkened space.
The title, there is no time without heat, was inspired by the Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli’s explanation of the nature of time, basically saying that most physical phenomena can be run just as easily forward as backward, with the exception of entropy.