TROY INNOCENT “double abstraction”

[July 20 – Aug 6]

Troy Innocent is interested in the abstraction of the world through code, and in making work that explores connections between language and life processes. In this exhibition, abstraction has a double meaning – a personal aesthetic generated by colour, form and space; and the abstraction of the world so that it is ‘readable’ by machines via digital code.

This exhibition presents new work that explores the potential of geometric abstraction to generate a nonverbal ‘alphabet’ of coded objects. Sculptures are simultaneously in dialogue with the space of the gallery and an ‘augmented reality’ expressed as a digital layer of animation and sound. This layer is generated by an algorithm that decodes the patterns on the surfaces of the sculpture to generate further permutations of the code embedded in the object. Through this process a double meaning of abstraction is expressed as the viewer shifts between reading the space as a gallery and as a playful – and interactive – encounter with code in a ‘mixed reality’.

Operating in this new space, this hybrid practice cultivates media ecologies of sculpture, sound, programming, animation, and installation that explore a new materialism that traverses object, screen, form, and space.

Troy Innocent is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery