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SUBSTRATE SERIES
2015


 “SUBSTRATE” investigates the interspecies spectacle of swarm behavior and the mathematical relationships of swarm chaos. The sights and sounds of biological and technological swarms manifests in the large-scale installations as colossal drawings, gridded clay and thread wall structures, sculptural skyscapes of ceramic swarms, and digitized, motion-activated sound. For the viewer, the art creates an overwhelming emergence within a swarm, crossing the boundaries between the hard-edged mechanisms of manmade objects and the soft organic qualities of natural objects. The work becomes a way for a viewer to calculate, understand and engage in the swarming system, recognizing their own role as a trigger for others’ behaviors.