April 16, 2020

What composes technology and its media, after it becomes dysfunctional?

Katie Hallam

Digital PhotographsPowering The Cloud, 2020

The environment not only surrounds our media culture but it runs through it. It’s in the dust particles our lungs breath in to the electronic materiality, energy and waste deep within the ground we walk on. My practice explores the fluidity and conceptualisation of time and energy as a resource through the history of industrial revolution and rise of technology. Going beyond cause and effect, material language is considered by tracing the digital and it’s geological and geopolitical constraints. Combinations of materials and media are created through sculpture, object and form; like digital alchemy, specific works connect new technologies with archaic power.