Ethan Brincefield (American, b. 1994) searches for natural bodies of water near his home in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is drawn to the water in it’s infinite movements and interactions with the landscape. By repeatedly visiting these areas since 2017, he has developed a relationship that has become an extension of home. Working with this subject, he continually records audio, makes videos, and takes photographs until he has amassed a large amount of material as way of investigating an inexhaustible source that is in a constant state of flux.
In his current video work, Creek Bed, he analyzes the transfixing quality of water specific to a natural pool located on Suck Creek. The shimmering light, distorted reflections, and pulsing sound creates an immersive experience that is suspended in a state of transition. Brincefield holds a BFA in Photography and Media Art from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2021). His work is on view at the BFA thesis show at the Institute of Contemporary Art from April 6-16 2021.