preliminary documentation for Connectivity: Technology and the Natural World at Eric Dean Gallery:
"Connectivity: Technology and the Natural World" and "Double Vision" are examples of recent work with Tom Giblin. Some of the materials and images are repeated as both exhibitions were conceived as distinct objects. "Host" and "Here and Now", (each piece in one exhibit) use PDLC panels to obscure and reveal aspects of the natural world. In "Host", the formation of a observational station puts the viewer above and beyond the layer of obscuring panels and the lower map-like grid of a diminutive landscape. In "Here and Now" (of Double Vision) the panels obscure a natural forested landscape outside the gallery windows.
Five layered "visual poems" are presented in each installation. Each presents reflections of our relationship to the natural world ("search", "reflect" etc) All are layered in a way that adds dimension as there are two LCD panels over each other, moving with varied images. In Double Vision the electronics are more obvious, in Connectivity they are shrouded a bit more in frosted plexiglass, yet still evident.