The complied projects represent a series of similar installations produced throughout 2013-14. The following text is an accompaniment to the installation Hyper- terrority Candy Coding machine, created for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery as curated by Bryony Nainby. Text by Bryony Nainby.
Jacob Leary’s artwork represent small universes of networks between ideas, actions, objects and images.
Leary’s artistic approach is underpinned by a fascination with mathematical concepts of sets and patterns; rules of order which govern natural and technological processes. In Hyper- terrority Candy Coding machine, what initially appears as a chaotic assembly of images and objects reveals itself to be a kaleidoscopic space of balanced, symmetrical forms in colour and black and white.
Constructed from everyday materials and images, this installation echoes our daily experiences of negotiating technology and information overload in a world in which dazzling surface appearances are often an oversimplified camouflage for a more complex reality.
As a microcosm of a larger global system, Hyper-terrority can be viewed as a map of pathways between events and concepts, offering countless possible interpretations of cause, effect and interrelationships.