Two new commissions by the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017 winners, Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek, will tour at a series of screening events nationwide. The tour reaches Arnolfini, Bristol, on 8 June and will include a Q&A by artist Lawrence Lek.
These ambitious works 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 work 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 films delve between definitions of consciousness, and in the process invite us to look again at what we think we know and see.