Rory Laycock - X_Y_Z

The Internet has become the new horizon - a platform for which we place ourselves within and determine our position in relation to its vast and ever-changing qualities. As we immerse ourselves, we find the self becoming more weightless to gravity - experiencing freeness and limitlessness that is unique to this platform.

“As you are falling, your sense of orientation may start to play additional tricks on you. The horizon quivers in a maze of collapsing lines and you may lose a sense of above and below, of before and after, of yourself and your boundaries.” Hito Steyerl

The work ‘X_Y_Z’ focuses on the public’s own relationship to trending content, whereby the viewer navigates through the content that they are most attracted to - acting as an axis - both physically and virtually. The placement of blue and green in the work explores the concept of the sublime and how it can be created and modified through green screen technology to create a limitless space.