Joseph Morris
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I MAKE EMOTIVE MACHINES

Each piece is an experiment in empathy: a machine, or an object, or a sound trying to make you recognize something in yourself. If you saw a wall that seemed to breathe, could you feel more connected to your own body? Or if a sound reminded you that there is an invisible world beyond yourself, could you feel grounded? What if it changed over time? If the object or work wasn’t static but subject to the physical stresses of a lifetime?

When the object becomes an experience, there's potential for emotive feedback. There's a space where subtle gestures and sensory experience become amplified, where machines aren’t simply kinetic art but projectors of subjectivity, impressing subtle notions of infinities within and without our bodies, crafting an esoteric moment shared between viewer and machine.

All my emotive machines are created with and through technological processes. The ideas and notions I am trying to impress determine what technologies I use, and the technologies I use determine how the piece exists in the world.

 

EXPLORE MY WORK

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ON EXHIBITION

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ULTERIOR GALLERY EXHIBITION

10/28/2017 - 12/3/2017
@ ULTERIOR GALLERY 
Opening reception October 28, 6-8 pm

On exhibition will be a large scale breathing piece, continuously expanding and contracting, while subtly moving air in the space and around the body. 

There is also new work, which is smaller and more intimate, and like the breathing work is part of the emotive machine series, created to impress a sense of slow introspection.

 
 
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