A Technician Of Visual Culture &
Expeditionary Of The Technological Realm.                          
Rituals Of The Technium In RGB
Valchromat, Cathederal Glass, Lead, Acrylic & Electronics.
Stories of old projected via veils of mosaicked stained glass.
Narratives of now streamed by arrays of pulsating pixels.
Both, forgings of light, that align our collective experiences.
For that which differs, are our gestating sensibilities; nurtured by the very nature of the technological messenger.

Anthropocentric Ecologies Bloom
3D Digital Render Stills.

Anthropocentric Ecologies Bloom is a series of sculptural animations composed of 3D scanned ‘Urban Totems’ I captured around London; they are often tall old infrastructures that have been repurposed as mobile phone masts. One of them is an old chimney stack, a former infrastructure for a coal fuelled age now repurposed to pump out binary data. The other is a  Church steeple, a once assertively spired obelisk which now stands as an amputated forbearer of faith; it is crowned and conquered by our new Neo-religious desire for digital information.

Synthesised Ecologies Are Birthed
Steel Conduit, Electrical Sockets, Plywood & Motors.

This installation presents a synthesised ecosystem. Roaming around it are mechanically trembling unitsormed of technological components dissected from discarded electronic utilities, such as computers, ventilation fans and microwaves. They are controlled by a self-generating, autonomous algorithm which eventually leads them to pulling the plug on themselves. Entangled in the metallic stems; bearing the fruits of electricity, are the flat pack sheets from which the units have been birthed. 

Loop or Line
Steel Conduit, Electrical Sockets, Plywood, Motors.

Aimless mechanised tumble weeds of human formed debris or free roaming autonomous organisms?
Confined to preconceived patterns of logic, yet Imbued with the condition of chaos - free will?
A Neo-nature births from the cyclically processes of manufacture, consumption and obsolescence.
The maker and the made; reflective extensions of one another.

Parasitus Industria.

Circuit Boards, LED Lights, Petier Modules, Solar Panels, Computer Fans, Laptop Battery’s.
This is a performative installation piece called Parasitus Industria (Energy parasite). Here the artist embodies a parasitic nature and slowly grows a silicon based electronic organism throughout the human-made environment. This plant-like organism survives entirely off of wasted energy emitted from the inefficiencies
of a building’s energy infrastructures. It uses a series of solar panels to scavenge wasted light; it also uses Peltiers to forage wasted heat. All this harvested energy is then used to power the 50 LEDs and 4 fans embedded into the circuit boards, which represent the life and inner workings of this new category of organism. This raises questions about our current culture of waste and archaic methods of managing energy.


 ©Gus Skottowe 2021