Emerging artist Marie Weimer presents Disequilibrium, an exhibit examining the relationship between migraines, motion, and light. Disequilibrium opens January 30, 2015 at Edge Gallery 3658 Navajo Street and runs through February 15, 2015. The gallery hours are Friday 6 -10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
About the Exhibition: Disequilibrium is part of our experiences and memories; we have all felt unstable at some time in our lives. For instance, migraines are an overwhelming sensation that makes lights, sounds, and movement intense and debilitating. The disequilibrium migraines cause in our body affects our experience of the world and enacts the urge to shut everything out in order to relinquish its hold on our reality. Migraines are a somewhat common occurrence for me and I became interested in recreating the experience of a trip I took to the airport with a migraine. This experience is a disorienting memory of bright lights, cars, movement and everyday sounds that seemed louder than usual; there was no place to rest from the noise and debilitating lights. Focusing on everyday objects and capturing fragments of them with sound and video helped me convey the sensation of the migraine which often makes people more susceptible to motion sickness by affecting eyesight. The motion in my photo series Volatile Motion shown alongside the video Migraine establishes the connection of migraines to motion in an experimental process that is dependent on light, time and sound. The process of long exposures allows for interesting lines, abstraction of the human figure, transparency and layered textures. These elements of migraines and motion go hand in hand with their distortion of the usual day.
About the Artist: Marie Weimer is a BFA candidate for 2015 at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design majoring in Photography and Video. Weimer began her interest in photography at Pickens Technical College during her junior year of high school. Since graduating high school she has been focused on exploring various mediums to inform her work further.