1:1 Materialization (skype sessions)
1:1 Materialization (skype sessions), 2017
Mixed media Installation; Display case, photo-objects, headphones.
1:1 Materialization (skype sessions) is a number exposures made on light sensitive fiber based paper, presented as artifacts in a display case. The exposures are made by direct contact between the paper and the computerscreen during skype sessions. The work seeks a translation from immateriality to materiality, from the non-physical digital space to the physical world. The translation can be seen as an attempt to collapse this otherwise assumed duality. The papers has been maintained curled to make them achieve status as 3-dimensionel objects. In the language of Plato the idea is transformed into the phenomenon, In Zen-buddhisme objects evolves from Emptiness, here the digital space is transformed into a physical manifestation.
Sound from headphones:
With a photograph, we are in our minds transforming the two-dimensional surface into 3-dimensions, because we know that photographs comes from a 3-dimensional space. The Internet and other non-physical spaces can because of the screen be illustrated as a 2-dimensional space. We use the metaphor of two dimensions so that the abstraction does not run wild. Neither it is a 2 dimensional space, but a space that exceeds our definition of a space as a phenomenon. The screen serves as a portal to a world we never physically will be able to access.The photographic exposures that are made by direct contact to the computer screen is in this case a 1:1 ratio materialization of the otherwise “non-physical space”. These photographs are thereby a direct translation of the non-physical into matter, rather than the usual conversion of the 3-dimensional into the 2-dimensional.