On Light, or the Ingression of Forms
2007, Video, 2:09 (Colour, Stereo)
“all that sense can comprehend, is Light: because it partakes of that which it is. To comprehend dark, or a shape, it must withdraw from its own nature – it must withdraw or turn against its own electrical illuminating nature in order to comprehend a shape.” - Stan Brakhage in The Text of Light paraphrasing Robert Grosseteste's work On Light, or the Ingression of Forms. On Light, or the Ingression of Forms pays homage to philosopher of light, Robert Grosseteste. The title is intended to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek since this video was made entirely in the dark, using only a circuit bent webcam. This process added no additional computer effects/sounds to the video.