Opposites Attract is an exhibition of new works by British born artist Tom Burtonwood that explore strategies for making sculpture and installation working directly from 3D scans of the DEMO Project house and other architectural source material.
Vehicular proximity awareness, biometric identity authorization and remote topology capture are examples of 3D scanning technologies becoming ubiquitous in everyday life. Probing the physical world with lens and laser based systems they apprehend the immediate, verify the unseen and survey the remote.
Quantum mechanics proposes that an object can be in two places at the same time. Working with both LiDAR and Photogrammetry Burtonwood has created a body of work that responds to the Demo Project house producing fragmented echoes and simulations from surfaces and objects inherent to the structure. Using a series of lattice based structures and suspension display strategies these works will be installed at odds with the space, in polar opposition to the site or their origin.
Opposites Attract also includes a number of two and three-dimensional works drawn from other sources including architectural features and photographs of recent events. These pieces are part of an ongoing body of work developing ways for simulating textures and images on surfaces and objects.