Asking a computer to read the horizon; telling the system there’s writing to be found, if only it can look hard enough, produces honest and naïve poetry.
Orrery is a collaborative project between artist Emmalyn Hawthorne and writer Hannah Jenkins produced for KINGS Artist-Run over the course of 2021. Emmalyn and Hannah interweave text, stratified 3D models and process documentation to explore mark-making, computational vision and the natural environment.
This assemblage exists as a web-based archive of their hybrid practices, slowly unfolding to reveal the interconnections between sight and symbols through research, traced lines and digital poetry.
Working together from the lands of Gadigal People of the Eora nation and the lands of the Turrubal and Jagera Peoples, we want to acknowledge that online and networked spaces are deeply rooted in physical place. The digital infrastructure we use for online art projects and exhibitions has its own history embedded within colonisation, militarisation and environmental destruction. In using these tools and platforms every day, it is our shared responsibility to consider our role in decolonisation and reconciliation, and the role of technology in these endeavours.