3RD SEMESTER BLOG
Moving away from 'assembly' and moving closer into 'growth'. Changing how we think about the world in binary terms of human, machine and nature and considering symbiosis. A material ecology as a way of being in the world.
What manages to live in the ruins we have made?
What life exists between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival?
Thinking beyond the Anthropocene with the science of imaginary solutions.
Original drawing, digitally manipulated 'grown', inverted and mirrored
'One, Becomes Two, Becomes Four...'
Charcoal drawing, exploring different effects.
Conjuring hybrid plant-animals and their imagined habitats.
In an era defined by both new technologies and climate change, we increasingly understand ourselves as participants in a vast network of nonhuman relations.
organisms and artefacts.
visualize those networks
Imagined futures or alternate realities of
Inviting audiences to rethink the human position in the world, its relationship to all other life forms and to the various complex ecologies that bond beings together.
A growing awareness of living in an environmentally fragile planet and it’s incredible resilience, and adaptation to human action.
This has encouraged me to reconsider the role of art and in responding to current challenges.
Rethinking the relationship between humans and nature, the effects of changes to the earth's climate and the ways in which all species are caught together within complex causes and effects.
Neri Oxman on Material Ecologies
Imagining digital landscapes. These are digital manipulations of sculptural objects from my second semester work. Thinking about futuristic worlds through digital manipulation techniques.
How can I create these environments?
3D Scans of Objects to create digital environment,
environment 'copy' digital casting, replication, multiplication and mirroring.
How to grow things on the internet??
Digital growth, digital meets organic. Blender stop frame animation of growing digital organism? - Reminds me of tamagotchi's
Recording of water pipes
Helping me to think about soundscapes that create an atmosphere.
Natural and otherworldly spaces
Editing videos in premiere pro, experimenting with software to create otherworldly forms - most useable software for my laptop and also most appropriate medium for storytelling and narrative building
All matter ultimately returns to the earth
Casting a plastic lizard toys found washed up at Seaton Carew Beach.
Thinking about the materials we leave behind in our landscape.
Method: Direct Casting
Allows me to interrogate key issues surrounding a post-anthroposcene. Thinking about the materials that we have put into the world, what will be left behind and what future generations will uncover from the earth.
Blue pigment as a representation of the synthetic and the man-made, and symbolic of ancient representations of afterlife and rebirth. In contemporary society the "colour of the future" signaling a transition from the past to the present, from the analog to the digital.
The lizard represents a bad omen and death in some ancient traditions, and contrastingly is also a symbol of resurrection, rebirth, and regeneration thanks to their ability of many lizard species to regrow their tails and also their ability to molt (shed their skins).