I am continually interested in exploring and examining Man's relationship to the Machine. By investigating the overlap between emerging technologies and current social issues, I encourage my audience to reflect on their own relationship to the Machine.
With Skydancer, I am responding to the burgeoning culture of the Drone and the reality of the 'eye in the sky'. By using patch working and textiles as my primary media, I hope to evoke the human hand amidst this heavily digitalized and developing culture. Functioning as a hypothetical distraction in the near future from the surveillance above, Skydancer's simple human form is intended to create a glitch in the visual perception of the Machine.
- Travis Beardsley