How much does an environment affect us and how do we go about questioning it? It’s these kinds of questions, which came to my mind in viewing the joint showing of artists Joe Hamilton’s Merge Nodes and Sorawit Songsataya’s works created for Piti Montessori. While not a direct collaboration between the two artists, their separate ideas and portrayals of environments, through the use of physical objects and short video pieces, come together to create a series of both unsettling and contemplative works.
Their most obvious meeting point can be seen with their treatment and use of computer-generated worlds and objects. Both choose to utilise new possibilities that are available in the digital age and to an extent commentate on its various applications within areas such as education and global exploration. Through this, multi-dimensional sets are created in which these possibilities can begin to play out.