Jonathan Paden: Second Glance
August 3-10th
PRAM
ńĆerpadlová 4b
Prague, Czech Republic 190 00
www.pramstudio.cz

Jon Paden's current work is a series of paintings, a build up to a new investigation about augmented memory and vision. This work is an extension of the ongoing series InMemori.

Jon says about his work: "At PRAM I took the time to reinvestigate painting techniques I have long put aside. I drew from images of day to day life I had taken digitally over the last year. These images are only looked at digitally and referenced via screens. As our societies move further and further into screen based culture this is the first look at how that effects my old rendering skills. While I painted I also used a Computer Vision Edge Detection app to help view and inform the aesthetics changing certain structures and line. The reason being that this a starting point questioning how Augmented Reality Devices will shift our response to physical Media, how will plain air painting or traditional figure drawing shift as we shift the ways in which we see live?”

This works is influenced by Jon's recent research in software development for Augmented reality, specifically see through holography in the Microsoft Hololens. Jon’s research at UCSD is within the field of Augmented Reality and information relationships; particularly living information and digital memory. These investigations are part of a ongoing collaboration between UCSD Visual Arts, through the Arthur C. Clarke Center For Human Imagination and the Immersive Visualization Lab at Calit2.

This Series at PRAM has been made possible by the Russell Foundation.