Adam Ferriss presents a selection of four new video works from his series Red 7 Lake.
Taking advantage of the way in which color is combined and separated, Ferriss’ videos expose new manifestations of light. Each film examines a unique shifting landscape where color and light transgress time.
In ‘Discordant Swells’, torrents of rolling waves have been filmed and mutated into a seething mass of fluorescent ichor. ‘Tom’s Boot’ observes the shifting patterns of light and shadow upon the floor of a coastal Eucalyptus forest. ‘Métallon’ was filmed during a transcontinental flight, focussing on the gently passing strata of cloud formations.
The process of color separation itself is as old as color photography. The human eye has three kinds of photoreceptors, one each for red, blue, and green. When colored light enters the eye, the brain combines all of this data into one full colored image.
Ferriss has used the color separation process to essentially undo the processes
occurring naturally in the brain, separating each channel out into it’s own discontinuous moment in time.
Ferriss’ practice revolves around process oriented techniques, and aims to discover untraditional methods for seeing. His work strives to be inviting to the viewer, but still obfuscate it’s origins.
Adam Ferriss’ photographic work has been exhibited in group exhibitions across the US and has been widely followed on the web. “500 Years Away” at Cokkie Snoei will mark the first time Ferriss’ work has been shown internationally. Adam Ferriss (1988) studied photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art(BFA) in Baltimore, MD. Ferriss lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.