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The flickering or streaming view from the window of a train or car is usually considered peripheral to immediate needs. However, the viewer’s stillness and the view’s movement may, through the sustained unfocused gaze, induce heightened feelings as a form of ‘field state’.

This research extends upon phenomenological arguments about the field state as a general mode of attending to the world into the field of video and voice, to explore how these experiences involve a heightened form of attention, one where feelings and emotions are important.

The video and voice works are presented in an installation as a reflection on both the processes of their development, and on the kinds of reflective and reflexive relationships they might establish with the spectator, unfolding as field states.

This exhibition comprises the practical component of Gwynedd Davies’ PhD Research.

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