The unconscious is a rectangle, 2016-18
The unconscious is a rectangle, 2016-18.
Custom software on 55” LED Display.
Photo by Simon Strong, courtesy Nicholas Projects Melbourne
The unconscious is a rectangle was a program produced to randomise forms drawn from observation. Using the iPad, Curran drew from life throughout the period of 2012-18, and elements from these drawings were retrieved and loaded into a database that shuffled these forms into novel compositions.
This work is simultaneously an artwork and a studio resource which informed most works during the period of 2016-2018, including screen prints, paintings and drawings.
- Random feels familiar, 2017-18. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales.
LOOP, 2017. Galerie Pompom, Sydney.
The Unconscious is a rectangle, 2017. M16 Artspace, Canberra
Naturally Yours, 2017. Curated by Denise Ferris. Australian National University, School of Art & Design Gallery, Canberra.
Aura: Repetition, Reproduction and the Mark of the Artist, 2017. Curated by Ben Rak. Manly Art Gallery, Sydney
Instances of fixed proportions, 2017. Nicholas Projects, Melbourne
Limiting Entropy, 2017. ANCA Gallery, Canberra.
Nothing is abstract, 2016. Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales.
Almost illegible, 2016. Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House.
This work would not have been possible without the support of the Australian National University’s Vice-Chancellor’s College Visiting Artist Fellowship Scheme. A major part of this scheme was the consultation and collaboration with Dr Ben Swift from the ANU Research school of Computer Sciences. See the links below for more information about these supporters.