Digital Physical as a Shadow Still
Digital, physical, as a shadow still
wood, mdf, acrylic paint, paper, watercolor on paper, plywood, salt, tinsel, hemp, string, latex, fired and unfired ceramic, dimensions variable, 2017
Open plinths, hand-tied ropes, thin wood woven into single forms are spread throughout the space; the gallery is storehouse for works frozen midway through a process that needs no end. What is industry, if not a list of products, ever improving? What is a nature documentary, but a view of species’ current evolutionary stage?
These specially considered found objects and raw materials have each been organized and exploited for the intrinsic qualities: the artist’s hand is evident, even when intercepted by technology. Each piece is translated from the raw to the formed to the digital to the interpreted and back, sometimes without a physical mark of the undergone process.
A sheet of plywood lists against the wall, a solid divisible. Hands and blades, loose measurements and dust, intention and transference of an idea leads to a form. Each object, whatever it is made of, is built over and over again. Sometimes perfectionism is the driving force, sometimes it is the love of the multiple, sometimes it is the fact of the matter. The matter, with its mineral composition and weight, is a changeable prop of possibility. Each turn, an option for translation, a new accent to speak in. Digital, physical, as a shadow, still.
Digital, physical, as a shadow still was exhibited at Seilduken Galleri 2, 2017