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Cameron Randall

MA work

information that drifts and lingers under

information that drifts and lingers under or itdalu investigates how an algorithm, when presented with a text, re-represents that text as a digital image.

The text, Facing up to the Problem of Consciousness (1995), by philosopher David Chalmers, analyses the ‘hard problem’, or what is understood as the enigmatic quality of subjective experience.

In this sense, the work could be considered as a philosophical proposal, exploring how an algorithm, when presented a text surrounding subjective experience, something itself is lacking, looks to represent this as a digital image. 

The three-monitor installation presents varying stages of the translation process: text to downloaded Google images, and subsequent transition to re-pixelated digital image.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2019

    Specialism

    contemporary-art-practice--moving-image-pathway

  • Cameron Randall's practice investigates consciousness as an entangled state, dynamically weaving between subjective experience, artificial intelligence, language, ecology, and quantum mechanics.

    Often, his work evolves from the intersection between text and technology, reworking or re-articulating language. In this sense, he looks to transcend the limitations of language, manipulating new strategies of encounter and experiences of phenomena; producing immersive other spaces that exist in digital and cognitive domains.

    Rather than producing within a singular medium, he favours diverse forms that echo the methodology of his conceptual framework. Previous work has involved moving image, performance, algorithms, sculpture, text, sound, and installation.

  • Degrees

  • BA English Literature and Film, King's College London, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Le Grand K at the Science Museum', Science Museum, London, 2019; 'Le Grand K – Book Launch', Gossamer Fog, London, 2019; 'Togetherness', Assembly Point, London, 2019; 'Across The Slippery Pitch As A Speckled Murmur Follows', Hockney Gallery, London, 2019; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; 'Cancan', LemoArt Gallery, Berlin, 2017
  • Publications

  • 'the ungraspable', Le Grand K, 2019, pp.112–22