I am 16 years old and I live in Paris. Fascinated by the world around me, I started photography few years ago. I photograph in order to inspire others. For me, the essence of photography is, feelings and emotions. That is why “I am not interested in rules or conventions.” I photograph what I feel when I feel it.
In “Hawk/Dove,” I continued trying to understand elements of isolation in society by trying to connect with animals and plant life. In “Hawk/Dove,” as in other works, I specifically tried to communicate with animals that have lost their lives in a humorous and empathetic manner. The piece is silent and begins with some foreshadowing of sexual contact between the performer and anthropomorphized chickens. However, the “problem” of the piece is inverted when, rather than fucking the chickens, I transform my body into one and uncomfortably rest in that position for five minutes. The title of the piece refers to the game of “chicken” that countries play with one another in military combat, as in the Cuban Missile Crisis. I see this as an apt metaphor for romantic relationships.
I am investigating the possibility that something substantial can be made from the outline left after the body has disappeared. My hunch is that the affective outline of what we’ve lost might bring us closer to the bodies we want still to touch than the restored illustration can.
To most people, numbers on a page and mathematic equations can evoke anxiety and headache or induce calmness and comfort. To very few, however, do algorithms and geometry equate to a detailed and beautiful beginning to art. George Thomson is a 23 year-old student from the United Kingdom who takes great pride and spends countless hours producing art from numbers, or fractal art. George says that for him the images produced by the numerous calculations required represent the beauty and wonders of the universe.
Due to the size produced, the fractal art pieces he creates are perfect for replication as canvas prints. Each piece, as unique as the universe in which it reflects, Thomson says one image can take about 72 hours to produce. The millions of calculations result in peaceful, yet stimulating images, which produce a final picture similar to that of a nebula or what you might see when peering down through a microscope. Thomson’s computer generated fractal art pieces are being shared and sold by him for the first time ever. Each fractal art piece is its own story of uniqueness, color, and light, produced by geometric patterns and shapes.