I believe the virtual has found its home in us, and us within it.
A paradoxical environment seemingly stuck in hyperspeed, constant motion, yet also locked in an injected stagnation, stasis.
An omnipotent agent controls us with unprecedented power, yet never rears its head.
My practice investigates the effects of the technological systems on our society and how this interacts with the sense of the self. My work embodies various forms, in an aim to avoid being disloyal to the constant motion and mutation that we live in – this current state of flux. I aim to question the autonomy of virtual systems, doing so through the exploration of the barrier between the reality of our physical lived-experience and the hyper-reality of the signal-based information we digest: the internet, video games, television and cinema.
In osmosis molecules of a solvent pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one. I believe that information passes between the virtual and the physical in a similar way; both affect and are affected by each other constantly. It is this permeation between contrasting states that fascinates me.
I am interested in the ethics and psychological and societal impacts of virtual systems. Virtual systems are defined by their paradoxes, being both a utopian tool for positive change and, as often, a hidden tool for enacting the opposite. Does the maker of a system embed their moral position onto the technology that they create or can a system remain neutral? Can a system itself ever be held accountable?
The boundaries between the real and virtual worlds have crumbled down: my work explores the challenges that lie in these grey areas of doubt, definition and decision.
Past exhibitions include A Lurch in the Dark (CCA, Glasgow, 2020), Random Access Memory Extending Realities (Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, 2019) and Animate Experiment (ISO Design, Glasgow, 2019). Commissions include work for Iris Luz, founder of PC Erotic, Nike X Basement and Postal Brand, Dundee