Part of a series of works exploring the landscape of Dungeness, Kent: The UK's only official desert which spans 72 square kilometres of shingle, two light houses and a Nuclear reactor.
Artwork measures 200 X 550 mm
The beach of Dungeness is a machine for regurgitating Oceanic waste (of natural and man made forms). This landscape is a stark mix of manmade and Natural structures which are subject to perpetual erosion. If left unattended the Nuclear power stations would be demolished by coastal erosion (Hundreds of tonnes of shingle are transported via machinery from one side of the beach to another, everyday to prevent this) This inspired me to create synthetic manipulations to the pattern and structure of four natural formations found washed up on the southern beach: A pebble, Scallop Shell, Lobster Claw and a Rigid Cockle. The process of applying synthetic metamorphosis to these objects was performed via electronic / Digital processes: Recording High DPI scans of the natural formations, whilst subjecting the objects to tremors / strong vibrations during the scan process, thus recording a distorted facet of each form. The information is then printed as a greyscale rendering via a photocopier, The xerox process turns the images into a tightly woven mesh of halftone dots that make up the new imagery. The new recordings are then scanned once more at a high DPI, revealing the halftone patterns in a starker form. A myriad of Screenshots are then taken of each individual recording at variable screen magnifications and stitched together in a staccato fashion, further distorting each structures outline and form.
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