Dan Holdsworth

— Spatial Objects

“Spatial Objects” is the result of Holdsworth’s ongoing enquiry into contemporary photographic imaging processes and what he calls the “surface interface of the image.” In computer science, spatial objects refer to values that exist within a specific place simultaneously in the real and the virtual spheres. The starting point for his Spatial Objects series is U.S. Geological Survey mapping data of the American West; it also draws on the vocabulary of Minimalist sculptural practices of the 1960s and 1970s. Holdsworth transposes aerially scanned scientific data of geological landscapes into 3D virtual models, working deep within the material to explore the underpinning architecture of the virtual. Going beyond the limits of representation, what one sees in these works are the edges and fragments of the pixel resolved within the geometry of the interface itself, transformed into structures of pure colour and light.

Illustrated with 44 colour plates of works created between 2015 and 2016, this publication also includes an essay by Alistair Robinson.

Published by DISTANZ VErlag, Berlin and published on the occasion of the exhibition Dan Holdsworth: A Future Archeology at SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Zurich.