I’ve been thinking about the experience of being continually online through working on a project with artists and designers Kate McCambridge Williams and Alison Moeller. We used performance to explore an invented world consisting only of images, described by author Alan Lightman in his novel Einstein’s Dreams. For me, this fragmented timeless world was a metaphor for the massive collections of images and other data on the net. So massive that it can’t be comprehended, like the still, dark, reflective water of the lake where we were staying.
Our exploratory performances were part of the intensive workshop Designing Einstein’s Dreams with Anthony Duane and Fiona Raby at Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, France. Working so directly with an idea just using my body and materials to hand was a great take-away from the the week, as was the chance to talk with such a diverse group of artists and designers.
Photograph Dierdre Pearce, Kate McCambridge Williams and Alison Moeller