Residual Body

The residual body is part of my current research into a reconfiguration of space. This project explores unconscious spaces found between the garment and the skin. It’s purpose is to expose and develop meanings of how we percieve spaces which are left out of spatial understandings. The skin in this context works as a metaphorical…

Poetics of Thresholds

Sydney Perth Poetics of Thresholds Statement The Poetics of Thresholds investigates the relationship of the chair to the threshold space of the porch/verandah as a theoretical construct. The work explores the chair when placed on the porch/verandah as a social portrait, through its historical and social context. The chair’s context is developed through a series…

Ambiance

Ambiance is a work exploring the effects of an interface, through the presentation of data on imagination of space and location (identity and place). The work investigates the relationship between spatial paradigms created through databases and their effects on culture and power through the emergent technologies of today. An installation based interface and data engine…

Ambiantspace

    Ambiantspace is a video work exploring the effects of emergent media on the imagination through the translucent layering of imagery. The work presents spatial paradigms as examples of significant spaces. Just as perspective changed our perception last century so new technologies are now reshaping our presence in world. The work documents a variety…

i-500

  i-500 project from Paul Thomas on Vimeo. i500presentation   i-500 Presentation   “When art is a form of behaviour, software predominates over hardware in the creative sphere. Process replaces product in importance, just as system supersedes structure.” (Roy Ascott, 1968) They argued that mathematical physics obliterated knowledge of nature’s heterogeneous richness as it ignored first-hand…

Ambiant text

This is a transcript of the text used in the artworks Ambiance and Ambiantspace. I have elaborated and contextualized each sentence to reflect upon its meanings. The sentences are to provoke an ongoing discussion concerned with defining spatial understandings. My practice since arriving in Australia has used text to give a conceptual framework to inherent…

Spatial Emergence

The concept behind the project ‘Spatial Emergence’ 1998 us developed through the context of the transphysical city. This work explores the significant spatial intervals and boundaries between autonomous architectural structures. If one were to view the buildings with the city as words, then the street could be seen as a sentence. The spaces or pauses,…