Courtesy of the artist
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.
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.