The construct of time dictates that time is an undeviating, linear phenomenon by which we must abide. My body of work, however, investigates the fragmentation of time to create environments that distort iconic notions of the past, the present, and the future – in my work, time is and must be paradigmatic. Through digital mediums, I generate manufactured and unsystematic spaces imbued with dystopic ideas, ideals, and visuals that might not quite be of our timeline. Through a succession of pictorial and auditory elements, I spawn boundless collages that embody sublime impressions and ignite beautiful, and at times uncanny, emotions within viewers. I take as sources of inspiration and guidance for my work contemporary Canadian digital media artist Kelly Richardson, Romantic Period philosopher Edmund Burke, and the immortal cultural text and legacy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Tommy Bourque, digital video installation, 8 min 7 sec loop, 2017