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Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts (Stone)™

Ian Anderson

For ATOMS VECTORS PIXELS GHOSTS (STONE)™ 6 circular pieces representing highly pixelated images about ideas and fictions were produced. These images seem to almost function as scans of dreams, resulting in abstract constructions engraved in stone. The pieces are elements related to the Oversteps project, which was created to fail while attempting to draw the perfect circle – an initiative developed by The Designers Republic, a design studio founded and headed by the author.


Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts (Stone)™, by Ian Anderson

Atoms Vectors Pixels GhostsTM are ideas and fictions snatched from the ether, filtered and forged into concrete logic nets and rationalised parameters, and fizzed out into endless possibilities approaching not knowing. Archived, evaporating and forgotten, they map the slippery echoes of our memories becoming history.

They are the marks we make, the liberties we take and the fingerprints we leave. These marks are a series of sequential elements originally imagined for the Atoms Vectors Pixels GhostsTM supernova — what you think you see here is the DNA of motion standing still when change becomes the norm.

Yes, that’s right — they are moments in time.

Each is hand crafted, or found readymade — inspired by rather than borne of technology crashing. One story is that Atoms Vectors Pixels GhostsTM are extensions of The Designers RepublicTM’s Oversteps project designed to fail to draw the perfect circle.

If you like, they represent glitched dreamscapes, or digital organic technology disintegrating the science of what is into the coded possibilities of what if. Certainly they are ghosts in the machine, substance free altered states and/or humanish scan codes captured somewhere between random and design.

They are mirrors — what do you see? They are doors . You are the key.

Knowledge should be achieved not given. Maybe none of the above is true.