2006 Emerging III - Salamanca Art Centre - October

Bold Behaviour

There is a simple geometric commonality between art and science, the grid. The grid has been used in art to view and understand complex visual idioms by breaking down the whole into smaller more decipherable pieces. Scientific concepts of measurement and analysis within the grid are a common device for an artist. A simple square lattice used in an experiment to observe behavioural instincts, determines direction, distance and speed, resulting in a hypothesis about personality and behavioural traits.

Moving across the grid the audience simulate animals within the lab confine. The distortion of the grid indicates fundamental flaws within the method, and conclusions of such experimentation.