The Digital Abstract (by Giles Fielke) Group Created with Sketch.

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With the arrival of the personal computer, a space was opened between the histories of our material effects and the apparent perfection of a bodiless screen. This has also meant that the conditions for what constitutes the work of art today are rapidly changing. For close to three decades Troy Innocent has been concerned with exploring new possibilities for this state of flux. A technophile engaged with the potentially liberating expressions offered by the arrival of the digital arts, his work is principally aimed at retrieving a precise image of the artwork from the frontier conditions presented by our technical innovations. In this way, the colonising effect of populating the virtual environment means Innocent has mostly directed his work towards a perceived utopia that exists at the threshold of language. This is a project that at its foundations requires the programmed control of light.

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