My work makes emergent behavior visible in order to ask questions about our relationship to history, nature, and social systems. My research focuses on the patterns, artifacts, and visual forms created by emergence, incorporating ideas from information theory, architecture, and digital fabrication. I create work that could only be produced right now because of new technology and obsolescence-based material abundance. I rely on traditional architectural materials such as glass, concrete, and light. It is important to me that my works are experienced from different viewing distances and with supporting documentation.

Large-scale installations, photographic documentation, bespoke software, small-run publications, collections, websites, online performances, writing, and interventions in the public space are the outputs of my process. Each installation is a node within a small network of supporting works, proposals, scale models, and text. 

Specifically, Robert Smithson’s Site / Non-site concept plays a role in how I have developed work that exists between digital documentation and physical form.

Further, I draw inspiration from the minimalism, environmentalism, land art, conceptual art, and Fluxus movements. I seek to integrate these ideas into a digitally native aesthetic, process, and perspective.

– Hunter Cross, September 2017