“Imagined Field from the Decomposition of an Apparatus” 2019

This work was produced in the context of the Leaning Out of Windows project, where artists, scholars and physicists are placed in collaborative dialogue in the development of new artistic works. One of the overlaps between experimental particle physics and my own work is the deconstruction of material in order to inspect the nature of objects and their constituents. The source material for this work is a set of photographs of the experimental apparatus of the TRIUMF particle accelerator. The emphasis of the photographs is the beam-lines that facilitate the transport of various particles in the apparatus, which resembles a industrial factory. The various exotic particles are made through acceleration, filtering and collision. I often work with photographic imagery and machine learning methods to question the relations between objects and contexts, reality and imagination, and realism and abstraction.

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Stills vs Videos: Painting Appropriation

Posted: April 1, 2020 at 11:46 am

After doing a little work on the painting appropriation videos I’m realizing that the very soft boundaries that I’ve been after for the stills just happen in the videos, “for free”. The gallery below shows the video approach (right) next to the finalized print version (left). Note The lack of reorganization (areas of contrasting colour) in the still versions; e.g. the green and purple in the upper right quadrant of the top left next to the bright blob in the centre.

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