the roundness of time

Over the last few months I have been working with ceramic and textile to look at our relationship with digital technology. Does it really connect us? Or does the 2-D imagery of the flat screen separate us from physical involvement in the world, and particularly the non-human natural world?

'Smartphone' series

According to several interesting thinkers - for example, Juhani Pallasmaa, A.N.Whitehead, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Baudrillard, David Abram - we need a tangible connection with a physical world, using not simply our eyes but all our senses, to fully understand both our place in the world and ourselves.

root vessels - sound pieces

One thing that digital technology does is to change our relationship with and perception of time - it seems fractured rather than 'lived-in'. I like David Abram's description of the 'roundness of time', as a contrast to the rather fragmented and accelerated time we often experience via a flat screen.

from 'rootkit' series

'the roundness of time'

I have been pit-firing pieces that have been marked by weather and wildlife, and subverting the forms of 'Smartphone' and 'Netbook', 'System on a Chip' and 'Rootkit' (a type of malware), into work that speaks when it is handled, but does not yield to 'Google Translate'.