Developing Graham Fudger's fascination with particle physics and the science of seeing, Electric Wallpaper features three new 4K UHD video works exploring the sensory and psychical experience of vision using graduated transitional hues. Shot as high-resolution stills in a dedicated macro-FX studio and manually assembled in Final Cut, the series extends the research that structured and informed the Quantum Field series, released in 2021.
Electric Wallpaper #2 explores memory and perception as a process of recall, with reference to the evolution of heat management and camouflage mechanisms in the animal world. The human eye concentrates visual acuity in the central area of the retina, and the sense of sight accounts for around eighty percent of the brain’s sensory activity. The slow transition through a complementary colour cycle challenges the visual cortex to track and interpret the scene as it constantly and subtly shifts.
The 4K UHD video is chromatically animated to transition through the colour wheel at speeds of 30 and 60 seconds.The longer ones (Meditative) are intended to reach into the subliminal perception, whilst the faster ones (Attentive) aim to foreground the process in a more direct and obvious manner.