I like to think through art.
My practice is an enquiry into the evolution of self and society, and I am interested in Ontology, Post-Humanism, Art and Technology, and the possibility of an 'Anthropo-non-centric' Art.
The focus of the research behind my works is the creative relationship between human and non-human intelligences, with the pivotal point of the argument being that I put technology in the camp of human intelligence, and aim to treat nature as an intelligence in its own right - beyond human. This triad - the intertwining between technology, man and nature - is the theory that conceptually drives the works. In essence the works are an illustration of an ongoing three-fold dialectical process - opposite forces come into conflict but instead of simply contradicting one another, they instead become synthesised into something more than the sum of their parts.
I have been inspired by many philosophical and psychological theories - particularly the idea of the Anarch and the Forest developed by the writer Ernst Jünger*; Hegel's writings in The Phenomenology of the Spirit and The Science of Logic; Maurice Merleau-Ponty's concept of the Intertwining, and Steigler's discussions about flying fish.
I like to take existential adventures through the forest, and if I could (which maybe one day I just might) I would tell Sol Lewitt that I think that art is the machine that makes the idea, rather than the other way around.
What others have said:
'What strikes me in Myvanwy's work is the direct study and practice with technology, an interest that was born at the beginning of her career as a visual artist (VJ), developed through intense experimentation with the relationship between sound and technology to create video images. Her focus is on collaborating with technology, conceiving the digital as a language that introduces different fruition parameters from traditional languages. Her inspiration from nature is evident, not by imitation but by evocation. An art non-anthropocentric, where human experience, technology and the natural world intertwine becoming the themes on which the aesthetics of the artist concentrate.'
*Jünger's autonomous and inwardly-free Anarch is the very representation of freedom and self-realisation and is in direct contrast to the anarchist - who is tied in an epiphytic relationship with the very thing he claims to revolt against.