Data Soliloquies, solo exhibition at Argentea Gallery, Birmingham

Data Soliloquies
11th May – 10th June 2017

This exhibition comprises a trilogy of interconnected works that examines the role of technology and data and how it relates to the human condition in an age of hyper information. In a world dominated by digital media and the instant accessibility of information, his practice crosses the boundary between art and science to reveal the paradox of the promise of infinite knowledge and an absolute vision against its impossibility due to the transient nature of human perception.

The Fundamental Units: The lowest denomination coin from each of the world’s 166 active currencies are photographed to vast scale using an infinite focus, optical 3D microscope. Printed to a size of 1.2 x 1.2 metres from files with over 400 million pixels, the hyper-real level of detail, beyond normal vision, reveals the material construction and make-up of the coin together with the marks and traces from their circulation and use as tokens of exchange.

A Planetary Order: This is a 3D scale model of the earth showing cloud cover from one single moment in time. Raw information from one second’s worth of readings from all six cloud monitoring satellites overseen by NASA and ESA is transformed into a physical visualisation of real-time scientific data that delicately outlines and profiles the clouds emerging across the sphere. The sphere, or globe, has no added colour, only the sculpted whiteness of the raw material that throws a maze of faint shadows across the structure.

Text Trends: This looks at our perception of words and data when displayed in graphical form. Through animation, it uses Google data to explore the content generated by search queries and reduces this process to its essential elements: search terms -vs- frequency searched over time, presented in the form of a graph. The viewer watches the animation plot out the ebb and flow of search terms generated by internet users around the world. Pairs of words such as ‘now and later’ and ‘summer and winter’ play out matter-of-factly, with all the passion of a market index. Originally an animation, it has also been commissioned as a series of prints.

Argentea Gallery

Data Soliloquies, exhibition. Essay by Thierry Fournier

Data Soliloquies, exposition. Essai par Thierry Fournier

Argentea Gallery
28 St Paul’s SquareBirmingham B3 1RB
United Kingdom

Designing The One Minute, Het Nieuwe Instituut

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Designing The One Minute

From 16 until 23 March 2017, Designing The One Minute, curated by Yin Aiwen will be exhibited at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Yin Aiwen started a design investigation of The One Minutes chronicle 1998-2016. The series consists of 36 One Minutes by designers and artists revealing how technology changes aesthetics, perception and reflection; an experiment where technology becomes poetry.

In March, the series tours museums and cultural organisations with a subscription to The One Minutes Series.

Participating artists:

Joris Nouwens
Hendrik Niefeld
Antonis Pittas
Persijn Broersen
Margit Lukács
Dario Bardic
Heerko van der Kooij
Bart Stolle
Su Tomesen
Matthias Hederer
Ryan Oduber
Mitsuharu Nakagawa
Patrick Doan
Gijs van der Lelij
Thijs Geritz
Sagi Groner
Gaston Slaets
Vassilis Noulas and Manolis Tsipos
Lauren Alexander
Eng Chuen Chuah
Omar Ahmed Awad
Martin John Callanan
Arno Coenen
Alisha Frijters
Lauren Grusenmeyer
Donna Verheijden
Stëfan Schäfer
Persijn Broersen, Margit Lukács and Zahid Jaffar
Fons Schiedon
Kevin Bray
Maartje Smits
Andrea Karch
Minhong Yu
Arthur Röing Baer
Cyanne van den Houten
Agnieszka Zimolag

Yin Aiwen is a designer and researcher based in Amsterdam. She graduated from Design Department of Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam in 2013. Her work focuses on new possibilities of design practice in the ever-changing technological and political environment. Her recent research on ‘designer films’ investigates the new position of design thinking in filmmaking, resulting in a series of writings and events.

The One Minutes is a global network devoted to moving image.

Every month, a different artist is asked to put together a new series of 60-second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving image. Museums and cultural organisations around the world subscribe to the series.

Press Release PDF

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Overschiestraat 188
1062 XK Amsterdam NL
info@theoneminutes.org

theoneminutes.org

You Are Here, Broken Dimanche Press

You Are Here

Winner at the Prix Charlemagne pour la Jeunesse européennee 2010

An investigation into modes of artistic and political production in contemporary Europe, through an investigation of work being produced in the locus of East and West twenty years after the Mauerfall in Berlin. Using Berlin as a prism, a series of texts and artworks by some of Europe’s finest practitioners are presented in a unique book-object that works through its own layout and design as a physical exhibition.

You Are Here

Ann Cotten
Anna Bro
Agnieszka Drotkiewicz
Martin John Callanan
Volha Martynenka
Francesca Musiani
Christophe Van Gerrewey
Urszula Wozniak

Edited by John Holten & Line Madsen Simenstad

Design by FUK laboratories TM
11 November, 2009
English (with Polish, German, Belarussian, Danish)
ISBN 978-3-00-028868-5

Heal’s Bicentenary

18 Slade students will be in residence within the windows of Heal’s Tottenham Court Road store until 7 February 2010. Including Alex Springer who built a vintage pinhole camera to take your photograph; Jayne Wilton creating the installation ‘Catching Breath’ where 200 breaths will be caught as copper plate etchings, acid washed and displayed to create a large scale collage; and Gavin Weber has taken a 1830s press from Slade to the Heal’s window to print on demand from wood blocks carved by many Slade staff and students: including a storm cloud… for you to buy

Narrative

We dream in narrative, day-dream in narrative, remember, anticipate, hope, despair, doubt, plan, revise, criticize, gossip, learn, hate, and love by narrative.

Barbara Hardy

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