Past, present, and future are arbitrary designations for a peculiar way of thinking about time. They describe a line that begins with the past, passes through the present and ends with the future. I recognize the convenience of such a perspective, given the limitations of perception. I can agree to agree, understanding linear time as an abstraction that helps me function within my culture. But if we must slice up what is continuous and cyclic into line segments, then let’s begin in the middle with the present. Isn’t now always becoming the future, which eventually becomes what’s passed. Maybe we could give up the words past present and future altogether and replace them with becoming.
I decided to make a mark and erase it on film—a metaphor for my ephemeral present, its record, and eventual erasure.