'Siri Define beauty....' ponders the growth of digital representations of nature and surrogated virtual environments. 

This exhibition, curated by artist Sophie Penkathman-Young, featuring Duncan Brown, Eliya Cohen and Matthew Roll, touches on the relationship between the technology driven urban environment and ‘Natural World’ (sublime), and ways which we try to bridge the gap.

These artists have adopted various mediums within new media, video, sound, 3d printing and other forms of digital fabrication to explore this subject in a humorous and poignant way.


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Eliya Cohen
A Love Supreme (In honour of Alice Coltrane and Swami Satchiananda), 2017
video loop, plywood, Acrylic mirror
“The strange thing about television is that it doesn’t tell you everything. It shows you everything about life on earth, but the true mysteries remain. Perhaps it’s just in the nature of television. Just waves in space.”
David Bowie. The Man Who Fell to Earth

Duncan Brown
Taxonomy, 2017
The sound of David Attenborough talking about his father has been converted to midi which plays a grand piano. With each ‘word’ or note, a gate releases sounds of the Amazon rainforest. Welcome to Jurassic Park
“A tertiary source is an index or textual consolidation of primary and secondary sources. [1][2][3] For example, articles on Wikipedia would be classified as tertiary sources. Some tertiary sources are not to be used for academic research, unless they can also be used as secondary sources, or to find other sources.[4]” Wikipedia

Matthew Roll
Part One Feat. Jamie Lee Garner, 2017
mixed media
“It becomes more robust and seamless with piteach passing decade, providing an astonishing means of superimposing computer-generated images atop a user’s view of reality, thus creating a composite view rooted in both real and virtual worlds.” Brendan Widder reviewing Pokemon go, Digital trends magazine.

Sophie Penkethman-Young
CSS_Sublime, 2017
Steel, Go Pro, Rasberry Pi, Ceramic,Ikebana, live streaming
‘Flowers are so inconsistent!’ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
‘Let people copy or photograph your paintings. Destroy the originals.’ Yoko Ono, Spring 1964, published in Grapefruit

Sophie Penkethman-Young and Matthew Roll
Instructional Series, 2017
prints on paper

Photos by Isabel Rouch