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“They say, take your time, consider this new species that seeks a new language. A great wind is sweeping the earth. The sun is about to rise. The birds no longer sing. The lilac and violet colours brighten in the sky. They say, where will you begin?”

This quote is from Les Guérillères, a 1969 French novel by Monique Wittig, in which she imagines a culture in which women have taken on the roles traditionally associated with men and cultural norms are upended. For me, this particular quote is about discerning new languages, and taking time to understand them, because what is most resonant in this language might not all be clear from the initial hearing.  We are at such a point with digital fabrication, and this series is a step toward discovering what new languages might be hidden in these technologies. These simple and indistinct geometries are like text from an unknown language. I want to listen to these new technologies to understand what is emerging, and imagine what sorts of new cultures can be formed through these new languages.As digital fabrication technologies become more ubiquitous I’m compelled to discover some kind of primary language of the digital. These objects use the primary digital tool of the line, built into simple glyph-like shapes.  They are printed in 3D photopolymer which changes color and material quality through the application of UV light. Rather than skipping into baroque complexity, I step back and work with very primary shapes.





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