julian konczak


Member Since March 3, 2004

Website: www.zerok.tv

My work is orientates itself around an examination of the visual world that surrounds us and the use of imaging technologies to explore our perceptions. I draw attention to the processes, textures and rhythms that we take for granted and often overlook. The power of visual media is its ability to re-attune our senses, when I am moved by a piece of work I become so infected by that vision that I re-evaluate the world around me as I internalise this new reality. A fascination with both the natural world and the metropolis pulls me in opposing directions and provides the raw material for my work, whether a romantic idealism or coloured by a chaotic, dystopian reality.

Each work represents a personal journey either through physical space or a closer examination of the world that surrounds me. The composition of the raw material that I gather on field trips, video, stills or sound samples, involves an evocation of an ambience; a reconstruction of the world. Adopting a sense of simplicity and directness, the tools I use are utilised for visually re-creating what I see with my eyes. Through montaging this raw material in video, interactive environments and print, the elements of the image gain a new and distinctive meaning.

The process of generating work involves working with an initial conceptual idea and then allowing the happenstance of image creation to define the content. The visual qualities of the image are paramount; the quality of light, tonal range become key factors in when to press the shutter. When subject to the vagaries of weather, the works inevitably become driven by a subjective immersion within an environment. Whether creating work within walking distance of my studio, revisiting the same places throughout the seasons, or travelling across the globe, these lens-based observations are encounters with the unpredictable.