Mark
Sub-structures 
2016


Aluminium strut, steel rope, LCD screens x 4, Raspberry Pi x 4, self editing video controlled with Processing script, red concrete; Broken CFL light bulbs, acrylic, deconstructed LCD screen;  Silicon tube, deconstructed Yagi-Uda antenna, computer case, rubber, vibration motors, Arduino. 

                                                                                                   

“Planetary scale computation involves the whole earth from which silica, steel and all manner of conflict minerals are drawn.” (The Stack, B.H. Bratton)

In mathematical logic, a substructure is a structure whose domain is a subset of that of a bigger structure, and whose functions and relations are the traces of the functions and relations of the bigger structure.

“Sub-structures”, takes the form of an installation of discrete sculptural assemblages. These amalgams result from cogitations on our superfluous world of materials, components and ultra-hybrid structures. Through this exploration I attempt to de-mystify the technological whilst following the trails of networked, materialist capitalism back to their source, unpacking technology to investigate and reveal its materiality.