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The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star

Glimpses of Eternity: The Pendulum Photography Project by Deborah Keller-Rihn (First Thursday)

Stop by Blue Star Arts Collective, Studio 209 in The Upstairs Studios for Glimpses of Eternity: The Pendulum Photography Project by Deborah Keller-Rihn.

Glimpses of Eternity: The Pendulum Photography Project by Deborah Keller-Rihn (First Thursday)
Glimpses of Eternity: The Pendulum Photography Project by Deborah Keller-Rihn (First Thursday)

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star, 1420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA

About the event

Photographer, Deborah Keller-Rihn is pleased to present an art installation made possible by an Individual Artist Grant from the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs. The photographer spent the past year walking and riding the bus around San Antonio, mostly downtown and in historic neighborhoods. Photography provided a way for the artist to ground herself in her current location. The photographs she took were layered using different blending modes and made into a film that will be projected upon a wave pendulum sculpture creating yet another layer.  The artist, through the layered photographs, seeks to convey a vision of a deeper reality than what is seen on the surface of things. The wave pendulum sculpture was created using orbs suspended on different lengths of string that move in a seemingly random way that through time transitions into a rhythmic serpentine pattern of movement. 

There is a mathematical relationship in the length of the strings that causes this phenomenon suggesting that in the physical world there are laws that govern what sometimes seems random and chaotic much like there is an order in what the camera has captured. The film will be set to original, ambient music further enhancing the transcendent atmosphere created by the art installation.

Everything is always changing, it’s true but there is something beneath the endless movement that is enduring and eternal-an energy, an all-pervading reality that is called different things in different cultures. That is what I was searching for-Glimpses of Eternity. Glimpses are moments of perception that confirm one’s belief that there is meaning and order in the universe. Glimpses are moments of beauty and meaning enhanced by the presence of lighting and composition, visual coincidence or unusual timing. These moments of meaning are often connected to important memories, beliefs and experiences and are essentially autobiographical.

The event is free and open to the public.

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