The Interface (2013)
The back lit light of digital screens generate a simulation of a well working interface to information. Screens appear everywhere, they communicate a humdrum of duplication and replication; it is almost unstoppable and certainly irreversible. In the post-digital age, the Internet user is becoming increasingly detuned to the presence of the screen. Behind the phosphorescing pixels there is a complex and concealed network - momentarily interrupted by malfunction. A computer glitch briefly frees the machine of its functionality, bringing the screen as physical object into view. The cultural shift of connectivity is a conundrum, on the one hand bringing together a world of meta-communication, discourse and sub-culture and on the other a sense of detachment from multi-sensory experience. Information exchange has changed meaningful impact as a result of rapid speeds of delivery and reception.
The glitch creates a dialogue to reawaken the possibilities of painting as a dialectical response to digital aesthetics; by aping the appearance of the glitch over many hours in pigment I hopefully allude to a sense of the uncanny. As part of an overall strategy I produce paintings in conjunction with sound and moving image to pose the question that an image might exist in multiple states as interfaces staring back at each other. My work as an overview attempts to claim back perceptions of authenticity in countenance to the parallel wilderness and the affecting loss of meaning we have inherited from the Internet.