sub_scapePROOF is aimed at the interstices of metaphorical truth and material evidence.
Artists Waterson and Richards have populated the sub_scape generative system with recently televised political rhetoric and confessional TV shows. Mapped onto these are several inspirational, poetic and philosophical texts, in a composition with global data that relates to material and environmental amenities in various post-colonial locations.
sub_scapePROOF critiques the notion of evidential, superficial 'truth', in a post-faith age. By mapping data from post-colonial locations back onto the language of superpower politics, sub_scape generates a playful and ironic critique on the traditional politics and power dynamics of knowledge-through-mapping.
Playing on the emergent aesthetic and sense-making behaviours of the datasets - deploying turbulence, balance, recursive effects and pattern formation - creates a 'truth' more Baroque than Cartesian, and 'meaning' more symbolic than fixed.