Larraine Tova

 
Teoman Irmak

‘Best possible light’ – 2010

“The fact that aspects of reality can be simulated by a set of instructions operating on information is something I still find surprising.”

The environment is a mathematical construction lit by a type of lighting that is the expression of the properties of the surfaces. These explicit calculations can model images that impart a strong feeling for a specific time of the day.
The fact that aspects of reality can be simulated by a set of instructions operating on information is something I still find surprising.
The modelling of reality mathematically should be astonishing but it isn’t. It has become commonplace and is accepted without a thought. I find this slightly disconcerting. Is this a case of confusing the map with the territory?
These ideas are not new but I still find them interesting, partly because I appreciate that reality is not something that is casually understood. What happens when inanimate objects or a time of day can be expressed as pure data? Information is not knowledge. Information without understanding is a list. What are we looking at?

 I’d also like to mention that the property is up for sale. Viewing, as usual, is by appointment only.