The artwork

Regular Division
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Regular Division features a spiral of meticulously layered scenes from a number of indoor gardens in Europe and Asia. An artificial paradise of foliage under a canopy of gridded glass. The video also features high resolution images of brush strokes taken from classic landscape paintings bridging a connection to the traditional medium that played such an important role in the representation of landscape in the past.

The video piece is part of a new series fo works that have been shot and digitally composed by the artist on location in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The works are a response to the impact of digital technologies on the representation of landscape and the effect that this is having on our relationship with landscape.

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The artist

Joe Hamilton (b. 1982 Tasmania) makes use of technology and found material to create intricate and complex compositions online, offline and in-between. His recent work questions our established notions of the natural environment within a society that is becoming increasingly networked.

Hamilton holds a BFA from the University of Tasmania and an MA from RMIT in Mel- bourne. His work has been shown to great extent internationally with recent group exhibi- tions at The Moving Museum Istanbul, The Austrian Film Museum, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and The New Museum in New York.