Robert Turner Collective

L I V I N G   S T I L L   W O R K S

Our natural environment may seem to be static, but this is an artefact. In the real world, we experience constant variation and change. The wind, light and the activity of living organisms and mineral all have an effect. The simple passage of time, the deterioration that it causes and the regeneration that it brings, are enough to give rise to such continuous changes. Our "Living Stills" are digital works which at first appear to be fixed, but which evolve slowly and constantly. On the one hand, the apparent immobility of a scene reflects the unstoppable and incessant flow of time and its regularity: when everything is still, only time moves. On the other hand, the evolution of a scene underscores the irreversibility of time and reveals its essential nature in what we call life.