Old Growth Dialogue — Magical Realism Meets Real Time Data / 2018 - 2019
The HJ Andrews Experimental Forest is an ancient forest wired for the future. It is dotted with highly sensitive instruments taking measurements every five minutes. Like a stream, the data flows down the mountain via a T1 line.
The first time I saw a set of plots generated from the data gathered, I was deeply moved. Immediately I saw the colorful lines and dots without the numbers and words. To me they were images being ‘drawn’ by the forest revealing its secrets.
Beside each photograph displayed in the exhibit is a set of ‘forest drawings’ that were made at the same time I made the photograph. Together they become an Old Growth Dialogue.