2600 50mm dots are arranged on a 100mm grid covering the end wall of the upstairs space of Tactile Bosch gallery. This strict geometric arrangement is occasionally interrupted by the insertion of an extra dot that pushes the immediately surrounding dots aside or a missing dot which pulls the immediately surrounding dots into toward the empty space. The viewer is confronted with a swirling universe of infinite perceptual possibilities. The slight imperfections in the grid send optical ripples over walls ceiling and floor, undermining the solidity of the architecture and inducing a vertigo and perceptual confusion.
This grid of dots is based partly on the illustrations of crystal lattices found in a science textbook. These lattices are invariably contaminated with missing or extra molecules that disrupt the perfection of the grid. At the molecular scale there is no solidity, no ‘thing’ just atoms vibrating about their loci attracted and repelled by fundamental forces of nature. The idea for this installation comes out of my interest in how we see the world, how we negotiate our surroundings and how we believe what we see.