Neither One Thing or Another premieres two newly commissioned moving-image installations by Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek, the recipients of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017.
In response to the curatorial theme, Neither One Thing Or Another, Hough and Lek both employ pioneering, conceptually fitting, technologies to examine the steadily blurring line between the real and the artificial. In Geomancer, Lek harnesses his trademark - the building blocks of computer gaming technology - to set the stage for an awakening of artificial intelligence. Hough’s film And If In A Thousand Years takes us to the Californian desert, where the landscape was filmed and digitally scanned using LiDAR, to host a Hollywood-inspired merging of authenticity and replica. Both works delve between definitions of consciousness, and in the process invite us to look again at what we think we know and see.
The two films are also touring at a series of screening events nationwide, and will be discussed in a series of live Q&A events. See our 'What's On' page for more information.