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in conversation examines the nature of communication within networked technologies, specifically the Internet and email. I am interested in how these networks are constantly transferring private and intimate material, although our perception of computers is rational and unemotional.

in conversation is an installation using projected 3D computer generated animation, based on a series of emails, which make up a three month conversation between two individuals’. Each email message was added and animated as a separate layer in 3D, to build up a dense and visually complex mass of moving text. In the installation, there are two animations, one for each individual’s ‘half’ of the conversation, which are presented as large-scale projections, placed opposite one another. The work is sculptural in that the projected image takes on a physical three dimensional presence but at the same time has a painterly surface quality, apparent in close up.

The work was created at LUTCHI Research Centre, Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University and Edinburgh College of Art. in conversation is showing as part of the 7th International Computer Arts Festival in Maribor, Slovenia (may 01) and in the Festival Exhibition 'Persistence of Vision', at Edinburgh College of Art (aug 01).

in progress
in progress detail
projection one (still)
projection two (still)

maribor show