Strachan, Tavares

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

My work is concerned with Metaphysics and commanding the presence of physical absence. From sculpting an invisible cube of heat or listening to the sound of an ant walking, to sending light particles from one part of the world to another. I am interested in the presence of things physically missing or immediately distant. My desire for the impossible combined with my interest in science and technology results in works that are engrossed in the supernatural. Sculptures and installation manifest themselves as present realities or as the aftermaths of phenomenological events. My process attempts to assimilate natural phenomena, indicating the possibility for technology to mirror human experience.


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    2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Strachan, Tavares (2009-06-23T16:02:53Z)
    In March 2005 I made a seven-day trip to the Alaskan Arctic in search of a frozen river. In a few days I was able to locate a river under the Arctic Circle where I began the realization of this project. One of the objectives was to make a square cut into this river and pull out a portion in its frozen state. I will then ship this frozen geological specimen to Nassau, Bahamas. This work will be displayed in the extremely hot summer month of July. The large specimen of ice will then sit in a triple pane glass freezer, which will derive its power from a solar energy system. In effect. the power of the sun will be keeping this removed remnant of the Arctic intact and stable, while on view in the Caribbean. The specimen will be on display in a temporary gallery site, open for public viewing.