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Who cares what the future brings….

At the core of all my artistic practice is an interest for the ever complex relationships between humanity and technology- and the impact of the ubiquitous digitalization. The term Technosublime sum up my relation with the digital: -I sometimes get overwhelmed by fear of the potential in this technology – and simultaneously it triggers my curiosity and fascination. My perspective on the digital is as wild, uncontrollable, fascinating, scary, evolving, growing, living; technology as the new nature.

Through hands-on experience’s my aim is to reveal and debate the far-reaching potential of these new technologies. And through my works to contribute to a new visual language -where I prefer the aesthetics of the imperfect and impure before the seamless and smooth. In my work I am focusing on technologies of representation, using 3d-scanning, digital fabrication and computational approaches to make artifacts, both physical and digital. This is a process of translation, a series of meta-transformations. As a method I like to create a friction between different levels of reality, so I often play with blurring and mixing the physical and virtual.

Though I try to avoid any holistic reading of my practice, there are certain traces to follow. I get my inspiration from popular science, technological innovations, archeology, history, deep ecology among others. I see the natural sciences as a cultural factor on the same level as the humanities. If not even more these days as it is becoming more and more clear that the digital is the factor that influences and changes our lives and societies most of all. And the language of science is becoming a global language by which this technology is supposed to be understood. This situation calls for alternative languages, alternative views and alternative approaches to technology. Complexity, diversity and disorder is my everlasting mantra. And art is my space to deal with this issues.

 So; why bother? – To raise optimism, a sense of adventure, and the faith that we have a future.

Contact: trine dot wester at online dot no

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