My title for this project, Entanglements, describes the complicated process of making with new technologies, as well as issues of cultural identity that I continue to examine with my art. “If the machines of modernism were meant to cleans and purify. Our machines will bastardize and hybridize” states Lars Spuybrock, from his book The Sympathy of Things. According to Spuybrock digital technologies shift from the uniform to the variant. He even argues that these new technologies are taking us back to craft.
Spuybrock goes on to say “things should be jungles, overgrown by relation, woven, frayed, nested and entangled” This entanglement is where my practice joins the conversation.
Entanglements are an exploration of identity and place, visualized through the combination of screen-prints, laser cuts and CNC routed imagery on boards of MDF. These works have physicality beyond paper (the more usual surface for prints) that function outside of the frame and become sculptural.
These are works that swing between the complex and the subtle, that allude to a universal language of pattern while drawing attention to the intricacies of difference.