08.11.2022 – 04.12.2022
Opening: 08.11.2022 – 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
“Pattern Recognition” invites us into an environment of the deep future to observe the interplay between human intervention, other-than-human agency, and networked industrial artefacts. In a parallel landscape populated by tentacular matter, we are nudged to acknowledge the agency of the inanimate and our state of displacement at a time of emergency.
The exhibition suggests a return to the fluid, as the deep freeze melts and forgets, cells disintegrate and contaminate; the thingness of systems breaks apart, folds over and reassembles into ambiguous formations. Established patterns mapped out in solids of the past are no longer. Novel liquid forms of knowing come to the fore and slip past human understanding.
The adaptive mutation of organisms entangles its tentacles with the automated network. What do we know to recognise and trust about a machine’s awareness? As the space where the latter produces meaning remains illegible to our perception, we are left dependent on a certain unknowability. Computed speculation constitutes an alienness which may feel like primary intelligence to us.
The series of artworks are composited from everyday found objects, hazardous material, natural elements, software interventions, algorithmic archives. We catch these assemblages exposed in a state of transformation towards a hybrid state of being. Nature and culture collide in a patchwork of living and synthetic bodies where models of the world and reality become one. Meaningful connections between unrelated things are formed – but for whom to read and for what purpose?
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Anna Komitska (b.1998, Sofia, Bulgaria) is a visual artist, writer and producer based in London. She works with images, objects, video, and installation. Anna explores contemporary ideologies, digital culture and political ecology through collective memory, speculation, and machine learning. Her practice centers on repurposing, reinterpretation, abstraction across mediums to reveal the image oscillating across subjectivities and contexts; between fact and fiction; between the natural and the artificial. In her research and writing, Anna investigates post-anthropocentric discourse and other-than-human behaviours at the intersection between art, anthropology, and technology.
Vikenti Komitski (b.1983, Sofia, Bulgaria) lives and works between Berlin and Sofia. He is working in a wide variety of media, including objects, videos and installations. His works deal with the outcome of modernity and the related affects on the environment. His approach combines a semi nostalgic reading to the 20th century Avant-garde movements with Sci-Fi and dystopian narratives and aesthetics.
Juliusz Grabianski (b. 1997, Krakow, Poland) is a visual artist based in London. He works with and researches new digital technologies. His practice is primarily occupied with speculative futures, internet culture, and the digital image. Currently working with visual machine learning models and found imagery, he explores the role of technology in shaping our understanding of the future. Drawing from memes and shitposting culture, his practice investigates how digital mythologies are constructed and disseminated online.