Compression of time is a hallmark of our restless digital world. We may feel disjointed as we switch from one frame of reference to the next in the blink of an eye, or perhaps we feel liberated from an endless monotony. These algorithmically generated photos layer digital bits of the sea in which we swim into a distorted compression of time and space as seen from a train window.
Lee has worked in a range of creative fields – photography, interactive media and creative writing. Returning now to his first love, photography, he is exploring how far he can push the algorithms of the digital image. Recent shows include Clipping Suburbia – Japan, and TrainPan: Industrial Abstraction at Soho Photo Gallery, NY. ‘TrainPans: GPS’, a two-screen digitally choreographed animation of 15,000 distressed-compression images, appeared at Creative Tech Week 2018.