Condescension Fade

Condescension Fade: I, 2019
Archival pigment print on paper
29cm x 42 cm

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“Disabling Internet connectivity at a meeting or conference. Organizers do it to encourage participants to ‘focus.’ The term evolved from backhoe fade – hacker lingo for a sudden loss of connectivity.”

WIRED Staff (2004). jargon watch. [online] WIRED. Available at: https://www.wired.com/2004/03/jargon-watch-138/ [Accessed 13 Sep. 2019].

A series exploring the tension between digital glitches seen in digitised books and documents and the desire to record for posterity.

Memories eroded or added to by the technology we have come to increasingly trust and rely upon to augment our own organic recording.

 

Condescension Fade: I-IV, 2019
Archival pigment prints on paper
Each 29cm x 42 cm

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War Loiter

War Loiter (Zero), 2019
Archival pigment print on paper
59cm x 84cm

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A series created by crawling through Fortnite game assets where I don’t belong.

Sections: War Loiter series (Two, Four, Five), 2019,
Archival pigment prints on paper
Each 59cm x 84cm

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Spectating

Spectating (Alpha), 2018
Archival pigment print on paper
40cm x 50cm

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A triptych of works created as a response to exploratory field trips within Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, where I sought to deliberately break the in-game world.

 

Sections: Spectating series (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie), 2018,
Archival pigment prints on paper
Each 40cm x 50cm

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Poised For Peace: Minot/Ward

Poised For Peace: Minot/Ward series, 2017
Four archival pigment prints
Each 40cm x 50cm

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Minot/Ward I, 2017 (detail)

91st Missile Wing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poised For Peace: The motto of the 91st Missile Wing:

“The 91st Missile Wing (91 MW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command Twentieth Air Force. It is stationed at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota as a tenant unit.

The 91 MW is one of the Air Force’s three intercontinental ballistic missile wings. The missile wing, whose members are known as the Rough Riders, is responsible for defending the United States by maintaining a fleet of 150 Minuteman III missiles and 15 Launch Control Centers located in underground facilities scattered across the northwest part of the state. The wing’s missile complex stretches over 8,500 square miles—approximately the same size as Massachusetts.”

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The Minot/Ward series revolves around the titular town in North Dakota which is home to one of the three remaining ICBM launch sites in the US. The Minuteman III ballistic missiles lie buried in vertical silos beneath the farmland surrounding Minot Air Force Base, and this contrast between the everyday pastoral and what sits hidden beneath is of endless fascination to me.

Using data from 2010, the population of the seven counties the missiles and control centres are sited is 94,572. For reference, the missiles are spread across 8,500 square miles, an area slightly smaller than the South West of England.

When exploring this subject, I feel a tension in my enjoyment in doing so. I feel a pull towards these ominous, incongruous, yet inconspicuous structures and their purpose, whilst also being fully aware of the ramifications of their potential use.

From the 15th August – 28th September 2017 a print from this series is being shown as part of Americas 2017: All Media, at the Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, North Dakota.

01-07/08/16

01-07/08/16, 2016
Set of four laserjet prints
Each 21cm x 29cm

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A series representing an absence of art.
As someone who struggles with procrastination, this series is about the time spent not making art, time I often feel guilty or anxious about. Using an automated process, one screenshot was taken every hour that my PC was turned on, recording what programs were open at the time, documenting what I was—or was not—doing. Each grouping represents one day, with each block the most common colour in each screenshot extracted from using an image analysis tool.

Sebastians

c.1480_mdc & c.1683_gvh, 2016
Set of four digital images
Each 25cm x 20cm

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