As a member of Alter Us, I exhibited two of my sublimation prints on fabric, ‘Eruption in Blue’ and ‘Red Gesture’, alongside work by several other artists in this collective at the 'Collectives at Camberwell' exhibition from 15th May to 4th June 2019 at Camberwell College of Arts’ Student-Led Gallery.
These prints on fabric are of images created during my exploration of photogrammetry technology as a means of 3D-scanning a series of my abstract, process-led sculptures in order to explore how these tactile masses may be transformed into the digital realm. I printed the images I created on fabric to reintroduce a sense of fluidity to the works.
These prints depict the ‘skin’ files which contain the visual data for the ‘skin’ of each three-dimensional object for it to be reconstructed/re-mapped by software on a two-dimensional monitor. I was particularly drawn to these ‘skin’ files, which incorporate digital glitches and the ‘frozen gestures’ used to create each sculpture, resulting in a juxtaposition of materiality and machine.
Alter Us is an emergent, London-based, multidisciplinary collective that attempts to question and offer solutions regarding our contemporary context. The collective’s concerns relate to challenges presented by the Anthropocene, including sustainability, (dis)connection, individualism, capitalism and inequalities, and the relationship between nature and new technologies.