Infrathin, Advice for Aliens is a mixed media work consisting of an array of 54 small paintings, 3 larger paintings, a book and a video. The exhibition uses the Duchampian idea, “infrathin” and linguistic play on the words “alien” and “alienation.” Infrathin: Advice for Aliens is addressed to “aliens.” For aliens, there is no distinction between representation and reality – the world is simulacra. This is because aliens, being from another world, have no compatible world-view with here and now, no sense of the hierarchy of objects that we have and no grasp of the signs by which we navigate the world and construct “reality.” Alienation thereby seems to be pathological to us and so they need our help to survive. Meaning is reduced to its most superficial, the aesthetically minimal and the surface effects of symbols and shapes in painting, moving image and text.

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The three Closeups, left;  Blue Mountains Closeup, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 107 cm, middle; Red Square Closeup, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 107 cm and right; Portable Hole Closeup, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 107 cm.

The three Closeups, left;  Blue Mountains Closeup, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 107 cm, middle; Red Square Closeup, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 107 cm and right; Portable Hole Closeup, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 107 cm with part of the array, Infrathin: Advice for Aliens to the left.

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Infratin: Advice for Aliens, A5 hard cover book, approximately 30,000 words. The book provides a name and an essay for each of the 52 paintings in the array, Infrathin: Advice for Aliens.

Infrathin: Advice for Aliens consists of 52 paintings, acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 cm, each painting individually named. The book, Infrathin: Advice for Aliens, provides names and essays for each painting in the array.

Alien Song, HD 1920 x 1080 pixels, 31 minutes, has three parts. The first part, shown above uses the small paintings from the array to construct and advisory mechanism for aliens. The second part uses multiple screens within a single projection to show where the advisory machine can be applied. The third part shows abstract space conceived according to the advisory machine. For the complete video, see Infrathin: Advice for Aliens in "Artworks" on this site.