JAMES GEURTS
SEISMIC FIELD

2018

Seismic Field examines the relationship between geophysical forms and consciousness. Geurts intervenes the processes of scanning, polaroid photography and 3d mapping as site actions, disrupting the form and colour field, blurring the lines between geology and technological praxis. The works investigate seismic phenomena and cultural context, amplifying their perceptual and physical thresholds.

Based in Melbourne, Geurts completed his Masters of Art at RMIT Melbourne in 2009 and post graduate research at Vrije Academie, GEMAK The Hague 2011. He produces site and time-specific projects that locate paradigms of measurement. Through critical investigation Geurts draws out geographic and conceptual forms that are layered within specific sites of research. The artist examines how natural and cultural forces shape perception. Geurts works across the disciplines of sculpture, drawing, video, photography and Land Art. Geurts has exhibited his projects in galleries including: National Gallery of Victoria; White Cube, London; Gemak, The Hague Netherlands; Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; La Chambre Blanche, Quebec; Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.