Jamie Cross, IADT BA Hons Art graduate and current MA in Art + Research Collaboration student was awarded joint winner of the RC Lewis Crosby Award at the RDS Visual Arts Awards 2019 for his installation The Uninhabitable Space of Objects.
The Uninhabitable Space of Objects consists of five related works that share a focus on the hidden space that exists inside everyday items. Packaging material (Polystyrene) uses macro photography to explore the internal space of polystyrene packaging. The images are looped on a monitor, which in turn is encased in the original polystyrene the subject of the photography.
Endoscopic and 360 degree video footage is used in the works Wood and Xtratherm in order to explore the materials of wood and insulation foam board. The footage is then displayed through a monitor and an Android phone respectively.
The works Printscan 1 and Printscan 2 were created by inverting a household printer/copier/scanner to scan the inside of the printer in operation. The prints portray the internal workings of the printer/copier/scanner externally.
Acer Aspire 5732Z is an exploration of the interior of a deconstructed laptop. The deconstructed laptop is displayed in a Perspex box or Perspex stand and pop-up videos (of its component parts) run on its exposed screen. One of the pop-up videos is a live webcam feed of the surrounding exhibition space. In this way both the internal and external space of the laptop is captured.