'Optical fibre cuts in Bay Area, CA'

This series explore a succession of attacks against the Bay Area internet infrastructure in 2014-15. The deliberate cuttings of subterranean optical fibres were carried out by an organized group. The authorities have failed to find either the vandals or any apparent reason behind the acts resulting only in minor outages. The press release contains a list of the closest corners to the scenes. Through an ongoing series of supportless paintings embodying the corners in pairs, my aim is to depict these events.

The work relates to notions of vision: the fibre cuts, events too far and small to be seen while being symbolic events of a fantasy about the ending all communications are still oddly visible to us. Painting is said to be mute; but to depict events without visuality like this, is has to be blind too: more than material but less than image.



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Stockton Avenue and University Avenue
4x600cm each, acrylic enamel, 2018
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7th Street and Grayson Street
4x600cm each, acrylic enamel, 2017
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Niles Canyon Boulevard and Mission Blvd
4x600cm each, acrylic enamel, 2017
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Photo Credits: Emese Sándor, 2018

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