James Irwin's practice addresses the idea that objects can be carriers or containers for ideas - acting as vehicles for reintroducing a sense of real space in an age of remote real-time communication and mobile technologies. His most recent work is an investigation in to the space between digital and physical realities, generating a body of work that seeks to examine the language and mechanisms, which enable us to translate the world around us into digital forms and contexts.
Binary Translations, exhibition view 2013
RGB Spectrum Series, Giclee prints on aluminium, 2013
Cone of Pure Memory, digital projection, custom built software, stereo, audio, mirror, 2013
Systems of Speech, James Irwin & Will Robinson
Split projection & sound installation, as part of Joint Ventures, 2012
Untitled (vacuum contained within glass sphere), Glass, mirror ball rotor 2011
Open to Communication, Coloured Perspex, anodised aluminium, 2011
343,000 cubic centimetres of isolated space, Radar absorbent material, anodised aluminium, 2011
Hopeless Diamond, CNC cut MDF, Wi-Fi blocking paint, 2011
Six Square Meters of RAM. Radar absorbent material, anodised aluminium, white acrylic, MDF.220 x 315 x 70cm. 2010.
ON/OFF(OFF/ON). Neon tubing, radio control system, acrylic, MDF.
Dimensions variable. (Neon: 90 x 20cm. Plinth: 102 x 40 x 40cm). 2010.
Monument to the Alphabet. Fluorescent lights, anodised aluminium, MDF, acrylic, Arduino, electronics.
Display: 220 x 315 x 60cm. Plinth: 102 x 40 x 40cm. 2010.