Georgina Lewis  
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statement

Recently I've been questioning the power we invest in technology and the effect this is having on us. We're losing touch with the world around us and forgetting how to make mistakes (thereby making greater ones). I'm working backwards from technology, coming from a computer-heavy media arts background. I don't know if I'm aiming for magic but I am trying to get to the place that precedes logic as we know it. I'm interested in the transformative power of art.

My current work is a mix of material investigations, fixes, and positive incantations. I work across media and am interested in forms of interchange and the aberrations and novelties, intentional or not, introduced by the act of correspondence: what happens when one or more things come in contact with each other. I use my hands to make broken honest pieces from materials that include paper pulp, graphite, clay, and text. I'm attracted to mark making for its inherent rawness, coupled with the impossibility of reversal. In art, as in life, to progress and work through problems is to evolve.

The tension between the "perfect" (DSLR photos, for instance) and the "imperfect" (drawings) is an ongoing focus and I generally conceive of the 2 as disparate media in reinforcing dialogue. I still use computers and have recently started experimenting with sound and video again, using electro-magnetic field mics, for instance, to record the sounds of aging computers and other ghost technologies, reworking the past to give us a better shot at the present.

I'm worried about the world and believe that art plays a vital part in fixing it. Making is an act of resistance and hope.