Regular Division is a looping spiral of meticulously layered scenes built from video shot in a number of indoor gardens in Europe and Asia. The geographically disconnected locations merge to form a hybrid panorama of foliage under a canopy of gridded glass. The piece directly references histories of landscape painting via expressive paint marks lifted from famous paintings by artist such as Vincent van Gogh and Arthur Streeton and layered over a high-resolution filmic landscape.Regular Division is part of a series of works that were shot and digitally composed on location in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This series, titled ‘Indirect Flights’, is a response to the impact of digital technologies on the representation of landscape.
Joe Hamilton (b. 1982 Tasmania) makes use of technology and found material to create intricate and complex compositions online, offline and in-between. His recent work questions our established notionsof the natural environment within a society that is becomingincreasingly networked.Hamilton holds a BFA from the University of Tasmania and an MA from RMIT in Melbourne. His work has been shown to great extent internationally with recent group exhibitions at The Moving Museum Istanbul, The Austrian Film Museum, Kunsthalle Düsseldorfand The New Museum in New York.