Immersive video installations and large-scale photographs work together in this show to address notions of synthetic experience. Drawing on varied visual sources, the work questions the unconscious processes at work when we read images and what implications they may have on our pleasure, attention and agency.
The video works look at how algorithms are learning about human pleasures, and how to manipulate them, through the content we upload and engage with. Using found video that is designed to hypnotise the viewer, the work asks us to be both hyper aware and critical of the mechanisms being used while also forcing us to surrender to the simulated pleasures on offer.
The photographs, of fleshy human bodies immersed in sensual experiences, are shot using a robotic camera taking hundreds of separate pictures. It shows us a perspective view that is not possible with human vision. It is a perspective that is not even possible to view in a conventional photographic way either. It only becomes visible once the individual photographs are manipulated and fused by the algorithms of the software; It is an entirely technological viewpoint.
OPENING PARTY: WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 5PM-10PM
OPEN: THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 10AM-10PM FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 10AM - 10PM SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 10AM - 8PM
ARTIST Q&A EVENT: FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 7pm – 9pm
THE CHURCH ST JAMES HATCHAM BUILDING ST JAMES NEW CROSS LONDON SE14 6AD