Long Divisions explores cinematic and sculptural clichés of science fiction through the digital lens. Working with video and photography, Geoffrey Pugen imagines a fantastical landscape as though it were a special effects blue screen: a transformative background. This narrative loosely follows the journey of a gallerist, and at every turn ordinary objects evolve into misleading seductions–altered through the mirroring effects of technology.
These images question the root of fantastical desire by experimenting with the possibilities provided by new digital technologies. The more extreme the manipulation, the more dystopian the real world appears. As nature and fantasy become indistinguishable from one another, the viewer’s capacity to perceive “the real” is put into question.