Two new moving-image commissions by early career artists Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek made in response to the curatorial theme Neither One Thing or Another.
Patrick Hough's work, And If In A Thousand Years, takes us to the Californian desert, where the landscape was filmed and digitally scanned using LiDAR, to host a Hollywood-inspired merging of authenticity and replica.
Lawrence Lek's work, Geomancer, harnesses his trademark - the building blocks of computer gaming technology - to set the stage for an awakening of artificial intelligence. This computer-generated ghost in the machine discovers its own autonomy, and ponders the range and limits of its post-human powers of creativity.
The artists were selected from over 250 applications in response to open call to UK artists within the first five years of establishing their practice. Each artist received production support from FVU, in order to develop the new works.