Disasters: volcanos, landslides, plane crashes, sink holes, the supernatural, the indescribable. Natural phenomena and tragedy are a part of our daily lives. We see them on the news and on the internet from a voyeuristic distance, or experience it first hand. Canberra artist Elena Papanikolakis’ exhibition Error Machine uses natural phenomenon found in the world of shared and collected images on the internet and print as a basis to explore abstraction, motion, energy, chaos, and fragility. Using paint as her main medium, but also looking at the possibilities of drawing and photography, she combines found imagery with her own abstract vision and talent to explore colour, space, texture, form and rhythm.