Site-specific textile and painted wall mural. Commission for Meta in Kings Cross London.
How do we translate and visualize data? The patterns and shapes are a form of data storage: each abstracted shape and colour tone is information, only what it represents is unknown. Using data is about finding links and patterns, often from disassociated elements that are then arbitrarily brought together. Meant to stand in for an absent thing, it becomes cut off from its sources, becoming instead a separate, fictionalised entity. The safety in the anonymization of data creates a pretense of independence and liberty of use. How do you use the data at your fingertips? The pattern shapes in the artwork represent a form of data storage, where each abstracted form or colour tone could be information, only our knowledge of what it represents is obscured. The safety in the anonymization of data creates a fictionalization, a pretense of independence and liberty of use. The work attempts to create a space to consider (and ask those who might see the work on a day to day basis) how we shape and navigate these fictional spaces.