Yuri Pattison — colocation, time (...)
24 May—7 June
Open on Saturdays 14—18
Stockholm, Södermalm, Pionen.
A camera drifting seamlessly navigating the interior of the former civil defence centre in the White Mountains. Built in the 1970s to protect essential government functions from nuclear strike, it is now a datacentre run by Bahnhof AB. A smooth leap through time. The Pirate Bay and Wikileaks have both used the data centre location for their colocation services, but the erratic lens won't tell no personal stories. Details remain opaque, it's a no show. Video shot in digital Super16 full HD using legacy Pentax Cosmicar lenses – lenses that are unable to resolve HD. While history is encapsulated, time is being reproduced.
14 October 2000: "Have you ever been in a room that has mirrors on all the walls?"
Time traveler John Titor from 2036 (a good year according to Titor) enters a chat room in year 2000, a pit stop while on his way back from 1975 where he was sent back to fetch an IBM 5110, the first portable computer produced by IBM needed in 2036 to recode UNIX which will die in 2038. The personal narratives of TimeTravel_0 / G°/ Yareisa / wyrmkin_37 intertwine by speed reading technique. While not being able to remove yourself from the text, the text removes itself from you. High speed proton acceleration. The image might break, dissolve into an infinite amount of pieces. Sharp fragments cutting into your vision while layers of archived material is being discerned.
When narratives collide, conspiracies take form.
3D prints representing data transparency. Distributed ready mades, perfectly reenacted ruins from the meteorite crash at Chelyabinsk in February 2013 causing a viral success on eBay. Negotiating the instructions of installing shelving unit. Clear vision and frantic doubt.Tempered glass and metal are durable materials that provide an open, airy feel. A damaged edge or scratched surface can cause the glass to crack suddenly. Slippery time frames frozen by a topological boundary.
When detachment causes rearrangement, who is your host? *
Yuri Pattison (b.1986, Ireland) is an artist working with, and creating, subjective datasets. Pattison’s practice reflects on the impact of digital media on our understanding of reality, highlighting inconsistencies in the system of representation. Mastering a huge variety of media, his work often uses different devices to explore the strengths and limits of digital communication.
He has shown extensively in United Kingdom, Internationally & Online including solo presentations at Project/Number, London, Arcadia Missa, London, SPACE, London, Bubblebyte.org, Legion TV, London & New Museum, New York. Recent group shows include Snow Crash, Banner Repeater, London, UK, Objectness, Outpost Gallery, Norwich, UK & Guide to the Galaxy, Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan, IT
* text by Matilda Tjäder
^ Thanks to Bahnhof AB, the John Titor Foundation, i.materialise & Autodesk
(colocation, time displacement (video & digital elements) was originally commissioned by Temporary Arts Project (TAP) for Migrating Origins, a project curated by Warren Harper and James Ravinet.)