Bletchley Park Code Trail (2013)
The digital aesthetics of the screen ape various conditions of painting. Behind the phosphorescing interface there is a complex network; my main interest is when that network malfunctions, a glitch briefly frees the machine from mere functionality and brings to the fore the screen objects physical presence from backlit scenery to broken object. The glitch, as happens on screen, creates a dialogue to reawaken the possibilities of painting as a response to the liveliness of error.
Through the procedure, painting is a live act of discovery. Much of my process is entwined in the procedure of altering images by corrupting computer code. To change a single character of thousands, is to break the code, alter its state from replicable, from perfect to imperfect.
The presence of painting is on a human scale and at human speed, it can be visceral and is certainly imperfect. As part of an overall strategy I make paintings in conjunction with sound and moving image to create a scenario; in each state the image stares back at itself, in painting, in code and in sound.