2013 Lumen Prize 'Exhibition 50' | Shortlisted Finalist

The title is from a Pythagorean quote "Speak not about Pythagorean concerns without light", which relates to the indefinite human soul being brought forward from darkness into light.
Ancient mathematicians and scientists like Plato and Pythagoras studied the Platonic Solids in order to piece together the structure of the universe and of life itself.
'Concerns Without Light' was created to represent the basic essence of human experience transforming from a physical state back into an eternal archetypal state.
Using my iPhone I captured a series of anaglyph photographs in historic places near my home town, this image being taken at a church graveyard close to Edgehill where the first battle of the English Civil War took place.
I used an infrared filter to capture only the light we cannot see, which transforms all living plants to a ghostly white and adds a sense of lifting the veil of nature somewhat. This is only possible due to the iPhone 4's lack of the internal UV filter with which later models are fitted.
I shot in 3D (anaglyph) using an app for the phone, then also created the five Platonic Solids as 3D rotating animations, again adding anaglyph 3D enhancement. A central spinning globe at the heart of the scene grounds the elements together into a multilayered,  multidimensional composite.
So I present to you a digital photographic image using NO natural light, that contains 3D animation and is also perceived as truly 3D to the human eye.
​​​​​​​This 6 minute piece of video art is a segment of the London 2012 games, created using a re-engineered digital TV to create a overlapping matrix of light, recorded on my iPhone in HD. It runs for 360 seconds; each second representing a degree of the Earth's surface, to highlight the global span and participation of the event.
The title 'Maps of the Future Mind' refers to the information that is imprinted upon the viewer, whether that information is conscious or subconscious...the mind makes an electrical signal much like a TV receiver, which is then decoded into mental imagery.
This work intends to show a glimpse of the inner workings. The matrix of horizontal and vertical lines act as a digital latitude and longitude, with shifting colour and light hypnotically sweeping across this digital map. This kaleidoscope of colour is created by human movement on screen adding beauty to what is in effect a series of artificially created lines.... organic impulses and digital information becoming one.
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