School of Art

Congratulations to photographer Alex Turner (MFA ’20, PVI), whose project Blind River was published in Lenscratch!

Turner says, “I’ve always been drawn to art that utilizes technologies not intended for artistic purposes. I think there is something simultaneously attractive and disquieting in the resulting aesthetics of it. I am not the first artist to use infrared technology or artificial intelligence in their artwork, and I won’t be the last. Most often artists repurpose those technologies, but my project incorporates their intended applications. What you see is real data studied by wildlife researchers.”

Read the full article on Lenscratch.

Picture of coyotes taken at night in the borderlands by Alex Turner.
‘2 Coyotes,’ by Alex Turner