2020 Video Work
HD video with audio
Duration: 08 minutes, 35 seconds looped
Edifice I is an 8:35 minute experimental 3D animation situated in an art practice that that embraces 3D computer animation and the digital body to explore themes and tensions around nature and culture, the utopian and the dystopian, through the rendering of complex digital ecosystems. The term ‘edifice’ can refer to both a large, imposing building, and a long-established complex system of beliefs. Edifice I is the latest in an ongoing series of works by the artist that imagine infinitely revolving Babel-like tower structures situated in an infinite void. Homogeneous human figures appear only intermittently, precariously overwhelmed or trapped by the, at times, unstable superstructure. The tower simulates at times a machine in perpetual motion, without obvious purpose. Although resembling a fortress, it is rendered as a permeable and contingent structure, at times in a state of unstable flux, an embodiment the fragility of utopian desire and impermanence of human endeavour.