Laser beams from handheld projectors brought to the site were captured using long exposure photography in the caves and presented in lightboxes.
Imitating the same drawing gestures I use as a sketch artist, the photographs are hand-drawn imitations of laser scanning, a common 3D printing technology to measure form. By mimicking the ‘drawing’ of a machine in a place that is prehistoric, the artwork comments on art’s origins in cave drawing being replaced by scientific and commercial technologies. I also used the variations in underground water-flow to reflect the light on the cave walls so that the laser effects were distorted by the presence of nature at the site.
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