Michael Benjamin Brown


Digital print and Audio, 2m:02s, 2008

Skototropism is a multimedia installation made of one large printed photo and a corresponding audio track. The work materializes (in its immaterial way) through descriptions of trees or branches emerging from the figure in the photo.
The user is implicit in the realization of the work; cultivating their creative powers to visualize the organic-mechanics of the narrative.

For me, the image of the tree acts as a visual stand-in for an otherwise indescribable experience of reality. The branches- metaphoric materializations of the experience of something transcendent. I experience them as patient, impartial watchers of everything; where everything is revealed and yet nothing is explained. The trees embody shadows or movements of hidden higher dimensional realities momentarily being glimpsed and understood.