Nanoart: The Immateriality of Art

  Nanoart: The Immateriality of Art Link>>> Examining art that intersects with science and seeks to make visible what cannot ordinarily be seen with the naked eye, Nanoart provides insight into new understandings of materiality and life. It includes an extensive overview of the history of nanoart from the work of Umberto Boccioni to the present day….

Relive

Relive Media Art Histories Edited by Sean Cubitt and Paul Thomas In Relive, leading historians of the media arts grapple with this dilemma: how can we speak of “new media” and at the same time write the histories of these arts? These scholars and practitioners redefine the nature of the field, focusing on the materials of history—the materials through which…

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…

Reconfiguring Space

  The specific focus of my written research is a comparative study of Filippo Brunelleschi’s perspective device and the virtual reality work of Char Davies. This comparative study focuses on the ingredients of both devices as well as the similarities between the environments in which they were demonstrated. Brunelleschi’s Peephole device, according to his biographer…

2007 Midas

      The project investigates the transition phase between gold and skin is based initially on a collaboration with Symbiotica and then with Nanochemistry Research Institute (NRI). The change in data that can be recorded of the atoms vibration in relationship to the transition phase between skin and gold will be gathered and archived to use for the main…

Nanonoise

Nano-noise Feynman atomic vibration Paul Thomas In 1959 Feynman presented his paper Why cannot we write the entire 24 volumes of the Encyclopedia Brittanica on the head of a pin? ‘Let’s see what would be involved. The head of a pin is a sixteenth of an inch across. If you magnify it by 25,000 diameters,…

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…

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,…

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…