Parallel Reality. By Stanza 2004 - 2010

Stanza  artworks made using custom made software and computer techniques developed by the artistA second folio of artworks from the Parallel Reality Series. These artworks are made using custom made software and computer techniques developed by the artist. They depict events captured from live networked cameras and surveillance based systems. Each is an original signed and titled artwork. Underpinning these artworks and research, are a whole series of potential problems about observation, surveillance, and the ethics of the control space. Imagine walking out the door, and knowing every single action, movement, sound, micro movement, pulse, and thread of information is being tracked, monitored, stored, analyzed, interpreted and logged. These artworks are made from small unit blocks, simplified then re built , re-cored re-formed into an understanding that can re-communicate the complexity of the larger system.

"Stanza's art is consonant with a new philosophical position, or rather set of positions, that has recently emerged, that seeks to develop just such a complex understanding. There are a number of names associated with this, including Speculative Realism, Object-Oriented Ontology, and the New Materialism. Among its major figures are Quentin Meillassoux, Graham Harman, Levi Bryant, Ian Bogost, Jane Bennett, Vickie Kirby, and Timothy Morton, though it must be said that there are many others also working in the same are, and also that this is not to ascribe any overly unified character or set of beliefs to these thinkers. Nevertheless they offer a new way of thinking about the world, one that does not reduce it to what is available to human consciousness. " Charlie Gere

 

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stanza Artworks made using a custom made software systems

 

Exhibition. Artworks made using a custom made software systems questioning surveillance culture and issues of privacy.

 

Touring

Original signed artworks available for exhibition.