Friday, 5 August 2011
The work is concerned with the implications of new technology and how it is changing the way we, as a collective society, view ourselves and the world around us. On entering the term night service, a term found on a sign in a funeral home, into Google image, a spectrum of life from across the globe presented itself. In embodying these digital images into physical form I aim to reassess their value and the value information holds in the digital age. When paired the images, from different times and places, become entangled, annihilating space with time. The internet is a vast resource pool, more photographs have been taken since 2006 than were taken in total between 1839 and 2005. This presents infinite opportunities for these relations to occur. The video of mobile phone masts investigates a contemporary state of belief in that which cannot be preceived. These sites are the primary dissemination points of information today.
“For those who believe, no words are necessary. For those who do not believe, no words are possible”. Saint Ignatius de Loyola (1491-1556)
Sunday, 19 June 2011
In icons the sacred events are not located in earthly space and time. Icons do not convey the rhythms and energy of ordinary life; instead there is an absence of agitation; angels, saints and apostles enact scenes against a background of silence and eternity. Light and shade are not rendered in the western way because, in icons, Christ and the saints are themselves the source of illumination. Unlike contemporary culture icons maintain their relevance by remaining the same for centuries.
In September I will travel to Moscow and Istanbul Athens and Thessalonica.