Axiom & Simulation examines the ways in which humans quantify and explore our surroundings by comparing artistic, scientific, and digital realism.
As a developed global culture, we are constantly transforming physical space and objects into abstract non-physical thought to gain a greater understanding of composition and the inner workings of our surroundings. These transformations often take the form of mathematical or scientific interpretation. As a result of these changes, we can lose all reference to the source: when the calculated representation is compared to its real counterpart, an arbitrary and disconnected relationship is created in which there is very little or no physical or visual connection resulting in questions of definition.
After being stuck inside for two days, we were all getting cabin fever, so some friends and I decided to head out to Manhattan. The trains had already been down for two days, so that wasn’t an option. The only way we could get there was by walking. As soon as we crossed over the Williamsburg Bridge is when we first saw the signs of the devastation and power outages.