Christian Kerrigan

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This art practice explores through digital visualization and narrative to redefine our understanding of the natural world and our relationship to the environment. It seeks to discuss new territories and notions of nanotechnology through a 200 year evolutionary project. Drawing from ideas of the constructed fictional worlds and augmenting common understandings of reality to forge a tale of an imaginary landscape.

In the last remaining Yew forest- Kingley Vale, a ship will grow over a period of 200 years and will exist as a hidden object inside the trees. The ship growing in the forest is the ship from the ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, a tale of man’s relationship to mortality.

The idea is concerned with how man’s ability to control his surroundings is intimately linked with his advancing capabilities of prosthetic manipulation. The story is a portrait of a world where controlling the manipulation of augmented realities, new imaginary landscapes can exist with the hybridization of a society of powerful technology and vivid imaginations.

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