Still from Long (2012)
Andrew McWilliams is a technology artist from the UK.
His work aims to explore the internal model we each build of the world, the relation between the conscious and the physical, between the perceived and the projected. Andrew's practice is experimental and open-ended and lies somewhere at the nexus of technological innovation and creative practice.
Andrew has attended residencies at Jaaga Creative Common Ground in India, Contemporary Artist Center in New York, and the I-Park Enclave in Connecticut. He has shown work at AlphaVille London, Freemote Utrecht, the Keystone Mountain Resort in Colorado, and the rack-supported Jaaga Gallery structure in Bangalore.
Andrew runs Hardware Hack Lab at ThoughtWorks NYC, and is a co-founder of Agile Culture New York. He speaks and presents at events such as Dorkbot NYC, CultureHub and the Volumetric Society of New York.
"My work explores human/object value; attempting to forge new encounters using technologically-mediated interventions. My point of departure is the Western paradox - consciousness injects value onto objects by design, but cannot accept that intrinsic value exists. I seek to alter - to reshape, re-purpose or re-appropriate - projected value.
I work with generative software, environments, digital media and natural patterns, elements of which connect somewhere between the representatively human and the disconnectedly alien. I work with physical surfaces as much as projected light, with 'street noise' as much as played back sound. The aim of each work is to find a momentarily stable fulcrum - a new experience - somewhere between these competing impulses."