P L A N E S   

P L A N E S

 

 
 
 Installation view, P L A N E S ...   www.planes.life    

Installation view, P L A N E S ...  www.planes.life

 

 
 
 Screenshot from P L A N E S ...   www.planes.life    

Screenshot from P L A N E S ...  www.planes.life

 

 
 Installation view, P L A N E S ...   www.planes.life      P L A N E S is a sensory digital ecology - an autonomous simulation of non-binary organisms from a fluid world, which is receptive in real-time. P L A N E S is based upon drifting aquatic life forms defined by mathematical abstraction of a seven-sexed freshwater ciliate (Tetrahymena thermophila), a transgender algae (Volvox), and the immortal jellyfish (Turritopsis dohrnii). Fluid and flickering, the organisms are a computational form of two-dimensional life on an infinite plane, influenced and shaped by each interaction. P L A N E S r+d supported by SPACE. Coded by Joe McAlister. P L A N E S launched at SPACE, London, in 2018.  P L A N E S ecology is online at  www.planes.life .   Interview with SPACE Art + Technology artist in residence Millicent Hawk >>>  Here       Webpage of r+d presented at   QUEER ECOLOGIES ϟ DIGITAL PLANES  , including workshop discussion aims >>>  Here      QUEER ECOLOGIES ϟ DIGITAL PLANES    Public workshop >>>  Info

Installation view, P L A N E S ...  www.planes.life

 

P L A N E S is a sensory digital ecology - an autonomous simulation of non-binary organisms from a fluid world, which is receptive in real-time. P L A N E S is based upon drifting aquatic life forms defined by mathematical abstraction of a seven-sexed freshwater ciliate (Tetrahymena thermophila), a transgender algae (Volvox), and the immortal jellyfish (Turritopsis dohrnii). Fluid and flickering, the organisms are a computational form of two-dimensional life on an infinite plane, influenced and shaped by each interaction. P L A N E S r+d supported by SPACE. Coded by Joe McAlister. P L A N E S launched at SPACE, London, in 2018.

P L A N E S ecology is online at www.planes.life.   Interview with SPACE Art + Technology artist in residence Millicent Hawk >>> Here    

Webpage of r+d presented at QUEER ECOLOGIES ϟ DIGITAL PLANES, including workshop discussion aims >>> Here   QUEER ECOLOGIES ϟ DIGITAL PLANES  Public workshop >>> Info

 
 

prototype ◯ SUPERCELL

    Prototype digital network, by SUPERCELL.  Network for up to ten users.  Activated on screen via web browser on mobile phones and devices.  Coded by Andy Anderson.  Thanks to Graham Stevens, Nye Thompson and Scott Wark.  SUPERCELL is a fluid and amorphous experimental art and technology collective forming interdisciplinary collaborative-based artworks and decentralised social networks with mutual interests as the basis of function. SUPERCELL was formed by Millicent Hawk in 2016.

 

Prototype digital network, by SUPERCELL.  Network for up to ten users.  Activated on screen via web browser on mobile phones and devices.  Coded by Andy Anderson.  Thanks to Graham Stevens, Nye Thompson and Scott Wark.  SUPERCELL is a fluid and amorphous experimental art and technology collective forming interdisciplinary collaborative-based artworks and decentralised social networks with mutual interests as the basis of function. SUPERCELL was formed by Millicent Hawk in 2016.

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Hard/drive

 Installation view,  Hard/drive...    www.iamharddrive.com

Installation view, Hard/drive...  www.iamharddrive.com

 
      
  
   
  
    
  
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     Hard/drive , in part, is a conjecture on complex ecologies, contouring the relation between PDC drill bits (that bore hard rock to allow fossil fuel extraction), Teredo navalis (shipworms), trade routes, power, tech, economics, phallocentrism, extinction and crude oil (formed from dead sea creatures and plankton).   Hard/drive  cultivates a scientific imperative - holding interconnectedness as everything - as the precursor to life. Within this complexly interwoven system, arguably the biggest cost to environment is owed to the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and  Hard/drive  formed around this - examining the scientific, political, economic and social conditions of it - to draw on these entangled relations.                  'Inspired by the head of the shipworm which could bore through ships' timbers, Marc Brunel, in 1818, patented a tunnelling shield made from iron.'   Of course, animals, plants, human, rock, simple and complex organisms, the whole industrial predicate, are co-dependent conditions to climate. So  Hard/drive  follows this shared ecology - the human process of accelerated ‘civilisation’ from the use of techno-tools and their ensuing ecocidal effects. The website journals systems that suck and those that support, and, offline,  Hard/drive  looks to create the latter - ‘Pairing systems so that they have to behave’.  Symbiosis - specifically mutual aid - is key. The 'long' in belong is duration through time.         www.iamharddrive.com    

 

Hard/drive, in part, is a conjecture on complex ecologies, contouring the relation between PDC drill bits (that bore hard rock to allow fossil fuel extraction), Teredo navalis (shipworms), trade routes, power, tech, economics, phallocentrism, extinction and crude oil (formed from dead sea creatures and plankton).  Hard/drive cultivates a scientific imperative - holding interconnectedness as everything - as the precursor to life. Within this complexly interwoven system, arguably the biggest cost to environment is owed to the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and Hard/drive formed around this - examining the scientific, political, economic and social conditions of it - to draw on these entangled relations.

               'Inspired by the head of the shipworm which could bore through ships' timbers, Marc Brunel, in 1818, patented a tunnelling shield made from iron.'

Of course, animals, plants, human, rock, simple and complex organisms, the whole industrial predicate, are co-dependent conditions to climate. So Hard/drive follows this shared ecology - the human process of accelerated ‘civilisation’ from the use of techno-tools and their ensuing ecocidal effects. The website journals systems that suck and those that support, and, offline, Hard/drive looks to create the latter - ‘Pairing systems so that they have to behave’.  Symbiosis - specifically mutual aid - is key. The 'long' in belong is duration through time.

www.iamharddrive.com

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 Screenshots from  Hard/drive...    www.iamharddrive.com    

Screenshots from Hard/drive...  www.iamharddrive.com

 

 
 
 Installation view,  Hard/drive...    www.iamharddrive.com   Lounging island comprising XL bean pillow, plants (Cycas revoluta and Sansevieria trifasciata), and iPad showing  Hard/drive 's website.  Sansevieria - known as 'Zeylanica' Snake Plant (left) and 'Laurentii' Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (right) - are highly rated by NASA Clean Air Study as air-purifiers - removing up to 107 known pollutants.  Sansevieria, unlike most plants, release oxygen at night, making it a perfect plant for the bedroom. Sansevieria have tall, rigid, dark green leaves with snakeskin patterns, and Mother-in-Law’s Tongue has an additional yellow stripe running the length of the leaf margins.  NASA's research into plants developed following their need for an efficient, long lasting source of clean air to keep astronauts alive and well during extended manned space missions. They discovered that some common houseplants were very effective at improving air quality and removing toxins from their environment, and fresh, purified, oxygenated air is needed for human and animal life, evolving together.  In 2018, Damian Carrington, Environment editor at The Guardian, reported, ' Air pollution  in London has reached the legal limit for the whole of 2018 less than a month into the year.' And, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside, so unless all furniture, paint, carpeting and flooring are organic, eco-friendly and pure, it's most likely there is moderate to substantial off-gassing  (caused when synthetic materials or chemicals naturally degrade - releasing harmful particles into the air).  MinEx , on Pentonville Road, London - where  Hard/drive  was exhibited in 2018 - had a level of pollution seven times the maximum EU limit. Yet, in the home or office, just six air purifying plants are required per person to meet their daily needs for fresh, clean, highly oxygenated air*.  The two additional plants in this installation are Cycas revoluta, known also as the Japanese sago palm  - although not a palm, but a cycad, since the male produce a cone (the female produce asexual spores).  R  evoluta  means "curled back", which is in reference to its leaves - most notable when the plants reach the reproductive stage (as with the cycad on the right, where the leaves have strongly recurved edges). It's one of the most prehistoric living seed plants on the planet.

Installation view, Hard/drive...  www.iamharddrive.com  Lounging island comprising XL bean pillow, plants (Cycas revoluta and Sansevieria trifasciata), and iPad showing Hard/drive's website.  Sansevieria - known as 'Zeylanica' Snake Plant (left) and 'Laurentii' Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (right) - are highly rated by NASA Clean Air Study as air-purifiers - removing up to 107 known pollutants.  Sansevieria, unlike most plants, release oxygen at night, making it a perfect plant for the bedroom. Sansevieria have tall, rigid, dark green leaves with snakeskin patterns, and Mother-in-Law’s Tongue has an additional yellow stripe running the length of the leaf margins.

NASA's research into plants developed following their need for an efficient, long lasting source of clean air to keep astronauts alive and well during extended manned space missions. They discovered that some common houseplants were very effective at improving air quality and removing toxins from their environment, and fresh, purified, oxygenated air is needed for human and animal life, evolving together.

In 2018, Damian Carrington, Environment editor at The Guardian, reported, 'Air pollution in London has reached the legal limit for the whole of 2018 less than a month into the year.' And, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside, so unless all furniture, paint, carpeting and flooring are organic, eco-friendly and pure, it's most likely there is moderate to substantial off-gassing  (caused when synthetic materials or chemicals naturally degrade - releasing harmful particles into the air). MinEx, on Pentonville Road, London - where Hard/drive was exhibited in 2018 - had a level of pollution seven times the maximum EU limit. Yet, in the home or office, just six air purifying plants are required per person to meet their daily needs for fresh, clean, highly oxygenated air*.

The two additional plants in this installation are Cycas revoluta, known also as the Japanese sago palm  - although not a palm, but a cycad, since the male produce a cone (the female produce asexual spores). Revoluta means "curled back", which is in reference to its leaves - most notable when the plants reach the reproductive stage (as with the cycad on the right, where the leaves have strongly recurved edges). It's one of the most prehistoric living seed plants on the planet.

 
 
 
 Body~engine | Car body to engine pipes, carpet

Body~engine | Car body to engine pipes, carpet

 
 

from

wAYS OF SKIING

 Buns of Steel | 'Buns of Steel' fitness video (1987), monitor, mdf, sponge, velour...  Archive / pre-teen   >>>

Buns of Steel | 'Buns of Steel' fitness video (1987), monitor, mdf, sponge, velour... Archive / pre-teen >>>

 

from

Machines FOR Hardrock

 skins | digital print on aluminium dibond

skins | digital print on aluminium dibond

 Junk | sugar dusted marshmallow PDC drill bit, fishnet vest, carpet   

Junk | sugar dusted marshmallow PDC drill bit, fishnet vest, carpet

 

 
 
 Synchromesh | polystyrene, fishnet tights      

Synchromesh | polystyrene, fishnet tights

 

 

 
 Primitive model... sugar dusted marshmallow ;) | digital print   

Primitive model... sugar dusted marshmallow ;) | digital print

 

 
 
 Tire | sponge, armature wire   

Tire | sponge, armature wire

 

 
 
 
 Cortina | aquarium background, car sticker   

Cortina | aquarium background, car sticker

 

 
 
 
 
 Evidence in the backs of cars | car shade, acrylic, glass bottle

Evidence in the backs of cars | car shade, acrylic, glass bottle

 
 
 
 
 Evidence in the backs of cars | car shade, acrylic, glass bottle

Evidence in the backs of cars | car shade, acrylic, glass bottle

 
 

Edited Evidence

series

 
 Edited Evidence I | digital print on white dibond   

Edited Evidence I | digital print on white dibond

 

 

Little works

series

 Immersed | digital print on aluminium dibond

Immersed | digital print on aluminium dibond

 
  Deepwater Horizon |  digital print on aluminium dibond

Deepwater Horizon | digital print on aluminium dibond

 
 
  It's not them that are crazy it's you |  digital print on aluminium dibond

It's not them that are crazy it's you | digital print on aluminium dibond

 
 
  Teredo |  digital print on aluminium dibond   

Teredo | digital print on aluminium dibond

 


Liquid Grip

series

 Grind Bite Slip Stick | Inkjet prints on foil

Grind Bite Slip Stick | Inkjet prints on foil

 detail

detail

 Grind Bite Slip Stick | Inkjet prints on foil   

Grind Bite Slip Stick | Inkjet prints on foil

 

 

SLICK

 
 Installation view. Slick | plaster PDC drill bit + Hot Slot Tan Jet (Liquid Grip series) | ink jet prints on foil   

Installation view. Slick | plaster PDC drill bit + Hot Slot Tan Jet (Liquid Grip series) | ink jet prints on foil