I Am Going Into A Tunnel

This body of work explores how the momentary drop-out from our wireless lives sits paradoxically between the failure of expectations and the broadening of new possibilities. In this context, dropping out is mediated by mobile technologies and articulated by a theatre of frustration.

This work was developed from an encounter I experienced whilst shopping on a rainy day. At the checkout, the shop attendant explained that to process a transaction in bad weather she needed to step outside and hold the EFTPOS machine to the sky. In this work, such intimate and disjointed moments are suspended to explore how we seek to interpret and troubleshoot the natural and built environment. Weather, geography and cavities within urban space are distilled from the wireless world to form imagery that explores the curious wonderland of digital disruptions.