Over the course of several years, Gaudiani has made videos of bodies of water in Colorado, California, and Mexico. She has recorded the same bodies of water in different seasons, times of day, with varied wind, water, and weather conditions. The videos take us into peaceful and meditative territories. The still images taken from the videos ask us to question what we are looking at and how it is that the play of light, wind, and water can manifest in vastly different abstract images from the same places.
The invisible becomes visible as the videos mesmerize and the stills address the notion of our limited "seeing" as they reveal mysterious, abstract characters and faces from the videos - an antediluvian simplicity.
We are all composed of water, and this universal ingredient sets the stage for our shared visceral experience.
Wave Motion by Candace Gaudiani from Candace Gaudiani on Vimeo.