L. M. RAMSEY



Laura Margaret Ramsey (American, she/her) is a Toronto-based scholar, imaging specialist and artist. Ramsey is known for her use of data visualisation & sonification to explore the natural world, imaging processes and computational awareness. Her work is heavily influenced by the structure of the archive, the preservation of obsolete technology, and the algorithmic approaches in data management.



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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.