CADpat (2015)

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Stéfy, CADpat, QR codes, mounted, 36 x 42 inches. Katarokwi-Kingston, ON. (2015) (installation view at the Tett Centre) Photograph by Chris Miner.

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Stéfy, CADpat, QR codes, mounted, 36 x 42 inches. Katarokwi-Kingston, ON. (2015) (installation view at the Tett Centre) Photograph by Chris Miner.

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Stéfy, CADpat, QR codes, mounted, 36 x 42 inches. Katarokwi-Kingston, ON. (2015) (detail)

"CADpat receives its name from Canadian Pattern, a contemporary style of digital camouflage. The QR codes bears resemblance to the block-like pattern that is meant to digitally reduce the probability of being detected by night-vision technology.[13] Atypically, CADpat encourages technological intervention to reveal what has been instrumentally hidden. This juxtaposition of QR codes and Canadian Pattern signals, both metaphorically and literally, revealing cloaked spaces. At first glance, the QR codes camouflage and hide the sites that are normally doing the surveilling; however, the sites are revealed after the codes are scanned. This process reveals new ways of looking and engaging with the sites". (McKnight, 2018, Drain Magazine)