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I started life as a scientist and now work as an artist where I oscillate like an itinerant quantum particle in both and neither of these two worlds simultaneously. I believe that is the way to discover and manifest meaning for myself and those interested in the direction of my spin.

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Angel in the Substructure

A Measurement at the Queen Victoria Building

Together with Matt, an experimental physicist, I set up The Evolver – a hopeful measuring device which detects things – such as our longing – that must surely sit in the underlying architecture – at, or near the edge of measurement.   Here is a short video of The Measurement in progress ———– The measurement …

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Frottage with a temperamental graphite stick. Drawing what I see and what is underneath the paper

Frottage in Fiji

Frottage; the technique or process of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface to form the basis of a work of art. ———————————– So I went to Fiji. A family holiday and did some drawing. The rocks on the other side of the island were rough and interesting so decided to frottage on them. Frot. Frotter. Frottage. …

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The most sophisticated machine I ever built

I generally build purposeless machines. The Evolver (click to see a video), unlike a toaster, is not made with any teleology in mind. Toasters compel quite specific behaviours in people. Coffee cups too. There is a statistical scope of behaviour… where if you look at the behaviour of people interacting with toasters a general picture …

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The Lonely Man of Faith (after Soloveitchik)

Last night the rabbi spoke of coincidences being greetings / reminders (?) from G-d I have always hated the word coincidence because it diminishes profound encounters into just a numbers game Impoverishing experience And then Joseph Soloveitchik speaks of the loneliness of The man on faith Here Patti talks of the loneliness of the poet. …

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Artificial I

Sid as Machine.. Once made A thing in the world. Then. We. Need. To. Test. It. Like a scientist. Things come into form in the world. Aspirant Objects. Am I an object that is of optimal form? Something else comes along -like that. Something I made. To be Like me ——– If I were a …

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