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Harold Sikkema

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

My work investigates intersections of form and habit, revealing patterns latent in everyday journeys. With digital techniques akin to slit-scan imaging, I document pathways and their traversal by both human and non-human subjects. Long-proportion surfaces such as these offer a telling glimpse into the full arc of meandering feet and the traces they leave. Spun algorithmically from panorama into spiral, each sauntering segment accentuates an evolution of form, deepening a sense of here-and-thereness. To manifest a more social understanding of temporal overlaps and asynchronous crossings, I share my algorithms and code tools openly, and engage in critical co-creation.


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Best season of the year in Toronto

Summer

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

Wise, Trendy, Forward

Beverage of choice

Radler

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Professor

Everyone should know about

Algorithms in nature

Favourite medium

Photography and Code

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Education
2016

McMaster University
Master of Arts Communication + New Media

2009

McMaster University
BA Fine Art + Multimedia

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