These three 3D rendered images are part of a larger collaborative series with artist and illustrator Alex Weir (www.artconnect.com/profile/alex-weir). In this project, we reconsider creative image-making through a restrictive process of modular production and repetitive appearances of individual characters, feeding into a master narrative within the whole series. By creating each individual character through the 3D rendering tool Rhinoceros as singular modules in an almost industrial process, we then explore ways of composition that allows for relationships and meanings to emerge. The final image is almost a snapshot-like instance, taken from a specific angle of a 360 degree environment reminiscent of the square format of Instagram posts.
Our interest in this series lies in examining the dematerialisation of communication on a day-to-day basis, taking into consideration the limitation of physical mobility and face-to-face interactions since earlier this year. Our real experiences are limited to within our very immediate environment, whereas we engage and communicate with the rest of the world through specific instances, carefully curated through digital means.
The imagery from this series interpolate easily recognisable symbols of communication, both analogue and digital, that fabricate allusions to a complex network of spiel exacerbated through the repetition of conflict and resolution.