time absorbs the feelings it produces
Nikki Lam’s digital essay time absorbs the feelings it produces uses audio, video and text to perform a playful meditation on time and its upsets as we scroll, swipe and tap at our futures.
It can feel as though we’re living in strange times right now, where the rhythms that dictate our experience – collectively, culturally, historically – overlap and intersect in unexpected ways.
Nikki Lam’s digital essay navigates the times and spaces that intersect when we scroll, swipe and tap, forging dizzying digital trails guided by our emotional needs.
An interactive webpage employing audio, video and text; time absorbs the feelings it produces is a project about diving into the media we consume, the narratives we expect, the memories we shrug free of, and the selves we enact online. At the same time, the slippages of memory and the gaps in our knowledge are filled in with endless replays of screen content, so that it can be hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.
About the Artist
Image credit: Nikki Lam
Image description: Image shows a black and white cliff covered in moss and other low growing plants against a stark white background.