Dis-Locating Reality: Towards a Fractured Topography of the Present
I am currently researching for a practice-related PhD provisionally titled Dis-Locating Reality: Towards a Fractured Topography of the Present. The subject of my research is the effect of technology on concepts of natural and synthetic space in relation to landscape. My practice appropriates visual material from historical representations of landscape often utilising marginal, overlooked forms from the decorative and applied arts. There is a recurring utopian impulse, formal idealism and sense of escapism present in the work that re-registers in a contemporary palette borrowed from the computer screen and advertising. My research is centred on three interrelated concepts: territory, acceleration and entropy, and draws theoretically from the works of Deleuze and Guattari, Serres, Virilio, J.G.Ballard and Robert Smithson.