Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. They make visually and intellectually engaging artworks which explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology, questioning how these devices mediate our experiences.
Man’s experience of the physical world is central to the work of Semiconductor; it takes us beyond the everyday rigid, static matter bound by the limits of human perception. By extending vision, hearing, time and scale through the use of technologies, by transcending physical constraints Semiconductor creates first person experiences. These disrupt our everyday assumptions about reality and encourage us to step outside our fixed vantage points in space and time, to experience places that are in a constant state of flux. Through a contemporary reworking of the sublime the work is at once both humbling and captivating.