Virtual Visions 99
This series was produced over several years, leading up to a solo show at the Colville Place Gallery, London, in September 1999. A number of the pieces derived from the Programmed == Damned series, and, as the software was developed to include a range of new features, new pieces were added, making a total of 24 pictures in all.
A principle concern throughout the series is to work as directly as possible with light, or at least to give an appearance of this. At its simplest and most profound, the visual arts are not about light as a medium for communication but about light itself. When one strips away all the superstructure of language-mediated conceptualisation, one 'becomes the light by which one sees'. Light then becomes a living entity, or perhaps one should say the living entity.
One of the technical innovations in this series was the introduction of depth of field effects, achieved by using a kind of z-buffer. Others included random perturbation of objects, glow effects, and tools for accurate model-building.
Click the thumbnails on the right to see a detailed image. Note that these are still a tiny fraction of the full resolution and detail of the Digichrome final prints. This series has been produced at resolutions from 3000 x 2000 to over 6000 x 3000.
This is an archive of the Digital Art Museum for historical reference.