Friday, 16 March 2012

OR-BITS /// informal

Article for OR-BITS called In Europe, Nobody Knows How to Scream Anymore (part I). The subject for the 6th edition was 'informal'...

You can read the editorial by Marialaura Ghidini and Gil Leung (plus my own text) here

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Yuri Pattison: Faraday Cage

Between the 15th and 18th of March SPACE will host a functioning improvised Faraday cage designed and built by Yuri Pattison. 

A Faraday cage is an enclosure capable of blocking external static and non-static electric fields. Invented in 1836 by English scientist Michael Faraday, contemporary applications (more accurately ‘mutations’) of the cage continue to present themselves today. Indeed, in addition to facilitating shoplifters around the world (foil lined ‘booster’ bags allowing thieves to bypass certain RFID-tagged items), or securing MRI scan rooms from potentially dangerous RF signals, a secured Faraday cage is capable of blocking out everyday transmissions including WIFI, 3G, TV and Radio.

As part of Faraday Cage, Pattison has invited a number of artists to occupy the cage in order to respond to ideas relating to workspace, networks and online/offline cultures. The cage will function as a temporary studio space during the project, containing basic furniture, digital archive and standard office printer.

Participants include Your Body is a Temple, Richard Sides, Matthew Drage & Ben Vickers, Kosmas/Keller and Paul B. Davis. Each has been invited for a daylong residency culminating in four public presentations.* 

Yuri Pattison studied at Goldsmith’s College of Art and currently lives and works in London. His practice explores the ways in which digital media creates and disseminates visual material. His projects include elements of networking, online platforms, and collaboration. As well as pursuing his own practice he works within the collaborative framework of LuckyPDF.

* excluding Kosmas/Keller who will produce merchandise for the project.

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