November 17-20, 2011
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Natural Law, digitally produced sculpture, 2011
by Chris Jones
Natural Law is a sculptural form drawn from a dolphin greeting whistle – specifically, the portion of the whistle’s audio spectrum that is inaudible to humans. In referencing a system of communication that has until recently lain outside human experience, the work suggests a metaphor of the world as language. It asks the viewer to consider the unknown as a universe of potential for human evolution, not simply through the expansion of knowledge as a result of the mastery of technological perception, but simultaneously through the influence of the non-human.
Chris Jones is an artist and teacher, serving Emily Carr as the Coordinator for the Master of Applied Arts Low Residency program and the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies.
Chris holds a PhD from the University of Westminster UK, for research into the experience of new media in art. His interests extend from the implications digital media hold for the history of the image as an aesthetic and political discourse. He has also written and lectured on the concept of methodology in art to address questions around the epistemologies of interdisciplinarity within the emerging discourse that aims to conceive art research.
Chris’s creative practice is rooted in photography and video. His process combines traditional and digital media, often using several different lens configurations and scanning techniques to arrive at a final single image. His work has been exhibited in Canada and the UK, and is in numerous private collections.