Dillon Lemon is a multidisciplinary artist living in the United States. His work explores relationships between technology and nature.
He actively exhibits internationally in gallery spaces and film festivals.
Perception, texture, light and language are key structural elements that inform his process.
BLIND·SPOT is a series addressing the illusory nature of perception.
In the novel Flatland, Square encounters Sphere. As sphere passes through Flatland, it appears to be a circle that becomes successively larger and smaller. Flatlanders cannot visualize
three-dimensional beings but can understand their cross sections.
Physicists theorize a possible dimension of time, imaginary time; A new dimension, at right angles to ordinary ''real time''. Imaginary time is a concept derived
from special relativity. This is seen in hypothesis articulated through theoretical physics. Situating pure mathematical abstraction at the bleeding edge of technology, limited by the speed of light. No matter the radiation or detectors employed, a fundamental obstruction of information inserts itself through perceptual boundaries.
Revolving around a visual technique that I have been independently developing off and on for three years. Starting from an animation process, which later evolved into painting techniques and kinetic sculpture experiments. Hidden imagery is transformed through anaglyph red/cyan stereoscopy, anaglyph 3D glasses are required to view hidden imagery within the image, without it the viewer is simply presented with various spots, hence ''BLIND•SPOT''. Replacing the need for anaglyph 3D glasses to see imagery in this proposed installation,
I intend to hang specialized red and cyan gels throughout the installation space. Enabling the viewer to see hidden imagery from certain points throughout the space.
Blind•Spot addresses perception metaphorically through the gaze of stereoscopy. Stereoscopy is reliant upon parallax; the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions. Modes of visual parallax can be seen in the wave particle duality, the experience of reality and its scientific explanation, quantum mechanics and newtonian physics; turtles all the way down.
CalArts Experimental Animation Student Showcase 201O UCLA Festival of Digital (ln)Appropriations 2010 Anthology Film Archives New Director Series (NY) 201O Concord Gallery (Los Angeles) 2011
REDCAT Experimental Animation Showcase 2011 Chicago Underground Film Festival 2011
PACT-Essen (Germany) 2011
LA Film Forum Presents Festival of (ln)Appropriations 2012 Festival Premis Ciutat De Palma (Spain) 2012
Hiroshima International Film Festival 2012 SFMOMA2014
GLAS Animation 2015
CICA Museum (South Korea) 2016 SURFACES 2.0 (UCF Gallery) 2017
Gamut Gallery 2017
BFA CalArts MFA CalArts
Scholarships/Awards CalArts Scholarship 2008-14
United Plankton Animation Scholarship Collections
Festival of (ln)Appropriations
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