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Unlikeness

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For this year-long installation small watercolour graphite drawings were scanned and printed as large-scale, high resolution prints on watercolour paper. The images were torn out and pasted directly to the gallery walls. 

Unlikeness challenged viewers to consider the complexity of recognition through images that float between the familiar and the strange. How much do we project onto the images we encounter, and from where do these projections arise, especially in this strange time of being physically distanced from each other?

 

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Generative Fiction (2020)

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http://portfolio.smeech.co.uk/generative-fiction/ Installation  | single channel, sound | cctv cameras, analogue video titler, HD television, Mac mini, Isadora, advc convertor 

Generative Fiction is an interactive installation combining the generative power of feedback systems with the clunky charm of analogue video interfaces to create an evolving stream of text and textures. A high-definition television displays an endless loop of scrolling words and phrases from an analogue video titler.

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Thy Creature

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This project responds to Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein. The creature at the heart of this story is an object of both fascination and revulsion. Like all monsters, he exists outside of normative standards and in doing so represents our most fearful selves.

The drawings are based on Boris Karloff’s performance of the monster, within James Whales’ Frankenstein films from the 1930s. Karloff's iconic representation has come to stand for the very idea of a monster.

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Recreation: Queen Elizabeth Park

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Queen Elizebeth Park

Vancouver, Canada

The installation Recreation includes 10 independent audio channels spread around the old quarry in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver. Each of the audio channels is a separate soundscape composition referencing to the various utilities of the site since colonization. These compositions are generated by Audio Metaphor from excerpts of text related to the moments in time. Below is the artist statement and excepts from the 10 texts.

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All that was left

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Installed at the Roundhouse Community Centre (Vancouver) as part of the annual Memory Festival, this installation represented fragmented words and phrases taken from the other artworks and theatre projects in the festival.  All that was left explored the limits of language as a vehicle for memory.

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The Gaze of History

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The Gaze of History exhibition presented a series of prints and drawings from the Burnaby Art Gallery's collection that considered the gaze and directed looking. The powdered graphite faces I drew directly on the walls of the gallery interacted and responded to these framed works and represented the real and imagined former residents of this building.

“Fairacres,” as it was first known, was built as a retirement estate by Vancouver realtor Henry Ceperley and his wife Grace in 1910. Prior to its conversion to the gallery in 1967, the mansion housed a succession of wealthy families, beginning with the Ceperleys (1910-1939), a community of Benedictine monks (1939-1954), a controversial religious cult (1954-1965) and a university fraternity (1965-1966).

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watchers

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material exploration 

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Altar Piece

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Miexed media installation

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Corelam SoundCloud

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We were asked by Corelam inventor Christian Blyt to come up with an idea to help market Corelam to industry professionals at trade shows. To do this, decided to showcase the elegance of Corelam's form factor and it's sound dampening properties by creating a trade show installation that would hang suspended.  Potential customers would be invited to stand inside the installation where they would notice a drop in the din of the tradeshow floor.  I worked primarily on the wood prototype and my partner Sam did a proposal for a redesign on the current Corelam website.

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Personal Projections

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Personal Projections - Interactive Installation.

The Personal Projections project intends to explore the creation and realization of personal identity, and the disconnect between a person's understanding of their own identity and their actual perceived identity by others. The installation aims to arouse questions from the audience pertaining to their own personal identity, who they are, what makes them unique, and what they know about themselves.

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