Dominic Hawgood's site-specific installation and animation digitally reconstructs a major solo exhibition of his that was recently, and unexpectedly, cancelled. The animation serves as a hallucinogenic window into another world, questioning the role of the gallery, and exploring how light installation can be experienced in the virtual.
Dominic Hawgood is a cross disciplinary artist, researching topics about the role of the lens within visual effects as well as the transformational qualities of digital imaging. His practice has emerged out of photography’s expanded field and diversified to include light installation, sculpture, moving image, and CGI. He is interested in psychological space and perception, which he explores through the application of lighting and imaging technologies. He has been pushing his practice towards simulation, exploring how environments can be constructed digitally. Integrated into his workflow are elements of product and architectural design, manifesting in the site-specific set builds he constructs and the virtual worlds he creates.
Acoustic elements of this commission have been developed in collaboration with producer Lanark Artefax, with interactivity overseen by Gregory White.
Co-commissioned by British Science Festival & Brighton Digital Festival. This exhibition will also run for the duration of the British Science Festival, 5th - 9th September.
anyone with an interest in digital art, design and simulation.