LINN PHYLLIS SEEGER
Jupiter (2023). Moving Image, single-channel video loop, 9 Min Slanted screen, neon tube, speakers. Dimensions variable.
Based on the historical intertwining of photography, telegraphy and the railroad as technologies for annihilating time and space, Linn Phyllis Seeger’s moving image piece Jupiter considers the presence of these very technologies in the suicide of a close friend in 2020.Through a set of recursive audio-visual patterns, the contingency of the event is being explored with regards to the artist’s decision to not answer their friend’s incoming call 9 minutes before they had their life taken by a train. Simultaneously contracting and expanding the experience of that slice of time, the interval of 9 minutes is being carved out as an enclosed space between life and death that is impossible to traverse.