Mer Liquify : Maggie Roberts :: Artist > Rim Dweller

Maggie Roberts
Artist > Rim Dweller
image hybrids

Collage series, photographs and digital images. All are elements of an ongoing body of work that embraces evolutionary fever dreams, turbulent oceans and articulates future possible scenarios impacting on the geopolitical and human present.

There are fragments of work made by other 0rphan Drift members for previous driftworks,
Syzygy and Slik, that have entered the current Mer remix pool.
Thank you always, and I hope you like the revisionings.

Thin Materials On The verge of Collapse 2014-2018

A sense of touching the future in so many surfaces, and of deep changes occurring in front of our eyes.
This collage series is aligned with the single screen video animation, GIR Ghost River, being developed with Ranu Mukherjee, 0rphan Drift. GIR is being built and released in pieces, iterations and investigations in multiple media, including collage, video and animation. Here digital and photographic collage, video still, watercolour and interference sheen media manifest, deconstruct and process potential scenes in the video. As excessive storyboard, the works on paper explore issues of porous reality, interspecies camouflage, new materials, climate change, terraforming and the phenomenon of the megatropolis, all themes nuanced in GIR.

Floral Ocean Collages 2014

A commissioned project fusing digitally manipulated images of South Africa's unique Cape Floral Kingdom, with the underwater worlds of local marine reefs. Radiant alien scifi colours and textures are innate to both life forms.

Connections To An Untethered Future 2010-2012

2D Artworks On Paper, ongoing series.

Strange Strangers 2010-2012

2D Artworks On Paper, ongoing series.

Susceptible And Infectious 2009-2012

2D Artworks On Paper, ongoing series.

Chaos Is And Always Will Be 2009-2012

2D Artworks On Paper, ongoing series.

Ectoplasms And Other Ephemera 2006-2012

2D Artworks On Paper, ongoing series.

Portraits In Extremis 2006-2012

2D Artworks On Paper, ongoing series.

From Out The Convoluted Folds 2006-2012

2D Artworks On Paper, ongoing series.

A Wilderness Of Elsewheres 2010

Photographic prints of reworked digital collage with video stills. 42x53cm

A Wilderness Of Elsewheres 2009

Video stills.

Liquefaction. The Ocean Of The Real.
The sea, 'dark and inscrutable in its immense depths' (Jules Michelet 1861) becomes, in the contemporary moment , a contingent matrix of landscaping and technologising. Paul Virilio describes the resulting hydrosphere as 'the last frontier; one whose attraction is ongoing. But the time of the romantic contact with the sea is behind us.' The hydrosphere of the last decade is mediated by both nature and man. We are experiencing the subjectification of the weather. Destruction, disaster, overwhelming limits. The millenial obliteration of the terrestrial feared in the previous decade had appeared, instead, in the hydrosphere as a system of immersion and evaporation. Virilio describes the fluid world as overtaking the mechanical, fusing with the digital as a symptom of contemporary liquefaction. Eric Morse, Frieze May 2011.

Strange Strangers.
You assume that one receives the stranger by effacing his strangeness at the threshold. But the stranger insists, and breaks through. Jean-Luc Nancy. 'L'Intrus' 2000.

Is There Magic In Hybridity?
Simon Reynolds. 'What we're living in is a salvage economy: there's this mound of stuff accumulated and people are going through it.'

Chaos Is And Always Will Be.
King Midas Sound.