© Patrick Millard, Patience Within the Antechamber, from the series Formatting Gaia (stage ii), 2007
© Patrick Millard, Grounded Merge, from the series Formatting Gaia (stage ii), 2007
“The cycle between human beings and the natural world has been transformed into a new formation that inspires intricate modes of transmitting and receiving information. Through the development of modern technologies human beings have begun to unfold the possibilities of telematic and cybernetic systems of communication. Earth is no longer a simple exchange of biological entities, but a more complex system that employs digital signal to mediate our existence within it.
Human beings, technology, and nature are now all part of a congruous system of existence that is becoming more and more visible in our landscape. Formatting Gaia depicts this world, where there is a physical connection between the three and all work in unison with one another.
These images explore an alternate version of the human existence than what we have known it to be in our short history. As opposed to being what we at times feel to be independent of nature and technology, the images show the necessity we have for them, as well as how we have used technology to steer our own genetic makeup. Photographic investigations into this world leave one with a visual depiction of the possibilities that we’ve already begun to travel toward along our evolutionary path.”
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