At The End of The Day — Lisa Hogben 04/05/12 –19/05/12
At the end of the day there is a moment of truth. A time that exists where the balance of day and night is palpable. An instant when the neural synapses fire a thought process that takes us back to the origins of our reptilian brains.
Are we prey or predator, black or white, lost or found, mortal or spirit?
Whose eyes do we look through? Are they our own or do we have an eternal interpreter who insists our viewpoints are based not on our experience of life and living but on something more…
In the new technological age we are no-one if we are not connected and yet our experiences of the world differ so greatly as to be beyond comprehension. We exist in a paradox, for in each time and place that we dwell in real time there is a shadow that is recorded and transcribed into another parallel time frame.
Have we discovered the real essence of time travel? Or has the human race become just a mere cipher of itself? An adjunct to the history of the world that is dominated by technology…
In this body of work, I examine these questions by exploring the relationships between people and their environment at twilight. In unrelated incidences it seems that there is a universal tension and a burgeoning feeling of fear and uncertainty, a worrying thought of who we might be or become in the darkness of the night.
Drawn from my experience as a photojournalist the photographic tableaux have been shot in random moments and locations across Australia.