Absence is Present: gone on gone (2)

2010, 1:31 min, color, silent

Baldino writes, "As a result of open-heart surgery last year, I currently have a blind spot near the center of my vision. I had a 'mini-stroke' during surgery, and a small air bubble landed in my visual cortex; normally I do not create work that is explicitly related to my personal life, but this new series is about perception.

This piece was shot at the Botanical Gardens in Marnay-sur-Seine, France. I used my low tech Harinezumi 2 digital video camera. You may notice the identifying stake signs on the ground at one point in the foreground. They had recently burned this small strange thin piece of land within the gardens."