Vestigial Structure
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2020   /   Photographs, Google Translate generated texts   /   Dimensions variable  (3:2 aspect ratio)
Installation view from Quai Roussy, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland   /   35 L x 24 W in  (89 x 61 cm) 

Using Google Translate app, the smartphone camera interprets textures from natural materials as Chinese/Japanese calligraphy, and transposes English translation directly on top of these hidden words. These images represent a window into our understanding of the natural environment around us, and perhaps, display a desperate need for communication through artificial intelligence.

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