Laura Margaret Ramsey (USA/Canada) is a Toronto-based imaging specialist working in the cultural heritage sector. With a focus on sound poetry, video, and photography, her artistic practice is informed by archival structures, computational ecosystems, and the ethical considerations of non-human animals, plants and machines. 

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GRAVITY / 2020

Gravity allows for the falling of pine cones, our day/night cycle, curved starlight and even time travel. We experience a pull towards each other - but the pull becomes weak the further we are, the longer we remain apart. This stereo - imaging process is one that I have been developing since 2017. It involves a flatbed scanner, flashlight, transparent tape, and fishing line. The specimens are found objects that have been assembled and/or altered by me, sometimes involving crystal growth.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, I felt a weakness brought on by the prolonged distance from others. To manage this shift in pull I imagine a process of un-worlding.

All of us are conditioned to experience our world in a specific way. We are worlded. We do not live in a world, we live in the experience of a world. With these curved, dynamic images I suggest a re-worlding of the self. A focus on time rather than space: We are not one, but many, all at once. Together we are lichens, cyborgs, monsters.