Polar documents the time leading up to a literal change in the wind, mirroring the psychological experience of waiting for a set of circumstances to alter, for the world to turn, for left to become right, for dark to become light.
Inspired by geomagnetic reversal, (the phenomenon of a planet's magnetic field altering), this work attempts to create it's own mythological chronozones, subtly changing the direction of flow while maintaining an impression of stabilisation.
It is a fragment of a journey involving enormous psychological change; the ability to look at a situation from an entirely different perspective and yet retain balance.
It is the quietly observed aftershock of a monumental hidden geological shift below the earth's crust, where tectonic plates collide and rupture to form new and yet familiar patterns.
It is the extension of a point, lengthened by gravity's magnetic pull, to a line drawn in the subconscious atmosphere.
starting small // stopping for breath // skipping to the end // beginning to mend your memory // looking the other way // deciding to stay // parting the air // keeping a spare // losing your hair // planning a riot // seeking out the quiet s p a c e s // /b/e/t/w/e/e/n/ pausing for a little while longer than perhaps you have time for // understanding before action // changing direction