In Slow Motion, Pahmier presents a series of works that capture and record intimate gestures: squeezing, rubbing, wrapping, and stitching through everyday materials like newsprint, metal, plastic and window screen. Marking time through touch, her work seeks to reveal the animate properties of matter and activate the awareness required to experience such change. By committing to and contemplating these slow changes, such as the yellowing of pristine plexiglass, Pahmier turns our eyes to the porosity of time and space.
Pahmier’s practice continues to be inspired by the unseen—her work activates liminal spaces between object and environment, to explore the instability of perception and test relational assumptions. Slow Motion is an opportunity for Pahmier to address aspects of encounters that are di icult to capture through language or image: vibrations, forces, energies. Although rooted in a process-based, post-minimalist practice, Pahmier’s work o ers new perspectives on the capacities of matter beyond the practical and instrumental. Since, her work asks viewers to attend to the world in a way that is slow and intentional, it too, makes visible that: we are each other’s environment.