The series ‘Polymorphia’ explores the possibilities of blurring the boundaries of the natural and the artificial and synthesising the chimerical, multicomponent, abstracted form of matter.
Using fiction as method and the crystals found in the earth’s crust as the source material, the photographic assemblages transfigure the perception of materiality, introduce the new temporality and suggest the possible ways to look at hybridization of physical and digital media.
The multiple layers of history fossilised in the rocks and minerals transform into the composites to embody the imaginary form of the condensed matter. Simultaneously, they confront and to disrupt the flatness of the purely photographic imagery and retool the medium in the attempt to visualise how the human activity changing the geochemical cycle of virtually every element while our modern world is increasingly facilitated by and hugely depend on minerals. Amplified and distorted, these are the clusters of deep time compressed in a digital image, oscillating between the tangible, and the non-existent.