Electroscapes is a series of experimental images entitled created from a modified digital photographic process that incorporates surveillance software and locative media. These images, which meld datascapes with natural scenery, reinterpret the classic landscape shot by rendering visible the flow of electromagnetic information that moves within, and around, remote geographic environments.
As an artist, I am interested in how the ubiquitous yet invisible wireless activity in our culture expresses itself aesthetically and artistically on/in nature. For Electroscapes, my process involved monitoring electromagnetic activity in remote locations (using packet-sniffing surveillance software developed by the FBI and other monitoring devices) and repeatedly photographing landscapes through a series of gels. The frequency of the data collected, the variable, random and erratic use of wireless devices around these majestic landscapes, then affected the image-making process and shaped, in part, the aesthetic outcome of my images.
A permutation of abstract digital foreground, and picturesque, scenic background, Electroscapes questions the conceptual basis of how we perceive the “natural” world around us.