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Ozolins, B, Unity, Bett Gallery, North Hobart, Tasmania, Bett Gallery, North Hobart, Tasmania, 1 (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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Unity visually explored the minimal aesthetics and conceptual complexity of two numbers – zero and one – that make up binary code and are the basis for all digital information. The overall aim of the exhibition was to represent the impact of the digital on writing and recording information, and to evoke the sense of mystery associated with codification. While many art works concerned with the impact of the digital incorporate new media and complex technology, Unity consisted of 3 components that were manually labour intensive and juxtaposed organic and inorganic materials, numbers and letters, philosophy and maths, nature and culture, and the old and the new. A series of wooden panels were embedded with stainless steel; digital prints imposed binary code and quotes from Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) over an early book of English grammar and logarithmic tables, and a large wooden sculpture with a ‘zero’ on one side and a ‘one’ on the other, represented an unknown and mysterious force. It creaked and groaned, suggesting a transformation was taking place within its very structure – the digital embedding itself within the organic world.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:Binary Code, Digital Imaging, Sculpture, Gottfried Leibniz
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Ozolins, B (Dr Brigita Ozolins)
ID Code:113921
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2017-01-29
Last Modified:2017-10-23

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