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Intermedia Art Student at Edinburgh College of Art.

I am an artist interested primarily in video and installation, however some of my works only use photos and video as a means of documentation. I often make work based around mathematical/scientific themes such as optics, chaos theory and schizophrenia. … Read More
Intermedia Art Student at Edinburgh College of Art.

I am an artist interested primarily in video and installation, however some of my works only use photos and video as a means of documentation. I often make work based around mathematical/scientific themes such as optics, chaos theory and schizophrenia. I believe maths and science can tell us why we find things beautiful or contemplative and why we might “like” an artwork. In the book ‘The Divine Proportion’, the mathematician H.E. Huntley describes why understanding a complex theory can be just as satisfying as actually devising the theory in the first place “In the moment of appreciation we... re-­‐enact the creative act and we ourselves make the discovery again”. This applies to art with the relationship between artist and audience, so I try to create works that will imbue realisation to perceptive viewers, allowing them to “make the discovery again”.

Within my work there is often also an underlying theme of disorientation. For me, as an audience of other artworks and films, I always enjoy something that brings me into a state of perplexity and makes me feel freedom from the lack of control. Mike Nelson, David Lynch and Gaspar Noé are amongst my favourite artists/directors because they’re very effective in doing this. However, within their work, there’s ultimately something to aid in the comprehension of what’s going on so there’s something further to contemplate. This element of putting the viewer in an uneasy and confusing situation then bringing them out with the aspect of realisation is something I like to apply to my own work. I believe that confusing someone within a piece of art can be very powerful tool, especially when part of what has perplexed them is revealed at the end. If an artwork can successfully do this I think it will instil a lot of contemplation from a viewer. Read Less
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