Arts Degree Show2016

Tristan Bridge

“The unit of survival is organism plus environment. We are learning by bitter experience that the organism which destroys its environment destroys itself.” – Gregory Bateson

Living in the 21st century it is hard not to be surrounded by technology. In a man-made environment that embraces consumption and production we have depleted the world of its resources, consuming materials to further support our lust for contemporary technologies.

To highlight this issue of man's influence on nature, I am specifically interested in how technology is crossing the boundary between the inorganic and organic, how technology is including itself into natural systems and exposing how nature reacts to this contact.

Inspired by technological symbolism that enshrouds our daily lives I am drawn towards patterns found in circuit boards, as most of our devices rely on this formation. Translating symbols of circuit boards into wood by burning into its surface captures the controlling impact technology has over nature. Not only does my work attempt to translate this message but also by using Photoshop and developing my sketchbook digitally further demonstrates how involved technology already is.

Exhibitions:

Intro Into Part C Exhibition, Loughborough, 2015

Don’t Look Now, Loughborough, 2015

Collaboration, Loughborough, 2015