terra_data (2007-08) continues my ongoing research into data and perception of information mediated by the screen. In this work pre-digital experiences of information and speed experienced through the side window of a moving vehicle (a train or car) these interrupted vistas suggest analogies to onscreen access to many territories simultaneously and bit streaming. Landscape prints were cut and re-assembled into a running wall work that surrounded the viewer in the gallery space. The territory of the Hocken Pictorial archive intertwined with other territories offering multiple 'points of view'. This configuration suggested a shuttered panorama at the peripheral of our vision as we drive towards a given destination. Other references include Paul Virilio's notion of 'dromoscopy', camouflage, and stroboscopic devices.
Hocken Collections Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2007