Yuri Pattison
user, space
7 July 2016 – 28 August 2016
Opening: Wednesday 6 July, 8.30 – 6.30pm

Chisenhale Gallery presents a major new commission by London-based artist Yuri Pattison. The exhibition comprises an entirely new body of work, including digital and sculptural elements that Pattison has developed over the past 18 months as part of his Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2014 -16), which is produced in partnership with Create.

For his exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, Pattison imagines a speculative live/work environment drawing influence from Modernist architecture and science fiction, both of which imagine the future as a utopian space of fantastic social and political potential. Pattison is interested in ideas of transparency – from the open communication of data, to the transparent architectures of new models for shared live/work space, symptomatic of the increasingly flexible and permeable boundaries between life and work. Pattison draws on histories of architectural design and exemplary live/work spaces to examine the origins of these contemporary models.

The exhibition comprises an immersive installation occupying the entire gallery. A wall of industrial racking, often used in large global distribution warehouses, acts as a support structure for the installation. The racking system houses a bank of networked computers that control LED and natural light to create an artificially accelerated loop of a standard working day. The computers also synchronise and control playback across multiple device-sized screens, which display a series of new video works in which Pattison contrasts abstracted views of contemporary workspaces, with the interiors of experimental living spaces.

Throughout his residency, Pattison has been working within the evolving ecology of East London’s Tech City; a technology cluster also referred to as Silicon Roundabout, where new initiatives have emerged as popular sites of shared workspace for growing tech and creative start-up companies. Pattison has also been working within London Hackspace – a community run space for skill sharing and workshops – as a means to explore the politics of shared workspace representative of wider global trends in alternative hackerspace communities, the ethos of which is echoed in contemporary start-up companies and increased mobile working.

A series of new sculptures, which Pattison has installed at sites across east London including, Second Home, a workhub for creative companies; Campus London, a Google space for London’s start-up community; and London Hackspace, are incorporated into the installation at Chisenhale. Each sculpture contains active elements, such as a bitcoin mining rig that monitors online transactions and accumulates small amounts of capital.

Through this major new body of work Pattison examines the pervasive nature of new technologies, which increasingly influence both how, and where, we live and work. Contemporary start-up companies, particularly in the tech industry, often draw on the aesthetics of historical speculative environments and the values of progress and transparency are employed for enhanced productivity. Pattison questions the impact of transparency and how the blurring of lines between leisure, work and domestic space shapes an increasingly abstracted sense of time. In this work Pattison considers the failed potential of science fiction, as a means to critique the present by speculating on a utopian future, while we live within the reality of a future we’ve imagined.

A fictional text by Nora N. Khan, Contributing Editor at Rhizome, has been commissioned in response to Pattison’s new work. Commons centers on a fictional co-working space and reflects a current economic moment, in which digital labour and cognitive work are potentially endless. The text is available in the exhibition handout.

To download the exhibition handout, please click here.

Yuri Pattison (born 1986, Dublin) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Architectures of Credibility, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin (2015) and Free Traveller, Cell Projects, London (2014). Group exhibitions include British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, touring UK venues (2015-17); The Weight of Data, Tate Britain, London and Transparencies, Bielefelder Kunstverein; Kunstverein Nürnberg (all 2015). Pattison is the recent recipient of the Frieze Artist Award 2016.

Create exists to explore the ways artists can contribute to the lives of people in cities. As an organisation Create helps artists to connect more closely with communities through an ambitious programme of projects. Their work is primarily focused in East London, home to more artists and art organisations than anywhere in Europe, and one of the most economically deprived parts of the UK. www.createlondon.org.

Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency is an 18-month artists’ residency in collaboration with Create. The partnership with Create reflects our mutual interests in commissioning artists to engage with east London’s communities and its varied social and cultural contexts. For the inaugural Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2012-14) artist Edward Thomasson worked with a group of performers from east London to produce two new works. Yuri Pattison is the Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency artist (2014 – 16), producing new work in response to East London’s Tech City.

Lead Supporter: Republic, a project by Trilogy and LaSalle.

Yuri Pattison’s exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery is supported by Alice Rawsthorn.

With additional support from AmC Collezione Coppola, BERTHOLD and Lismore Castle Arts.

With thanks to mother's tankstation, Dublin and LABOR, Mexico City.

Chisenhale Gallery’s Talks & Events Programme 2016 is supported by Helen Thorpe.

Chisenhale Gallery’s Exhibition Programme 2016 is supported by Nicoletta Fiorucci.

Yuri Pattison Crypto-party
Thursday 13 August, 7pm
Chisenhale Gallery

In response to the growing anxiety surrounding surveillance and the current UK government’s proposed ban on encryption - the technology that protects online communication, shopping, banking and personal data - Yuri Pattison leads a crypto-party inspired workshop and distribution event. Crypto-parties are public workshops, which take place worldwide, with the aim to introduce participants to the basics of cryptography - a security method used to disguise information so that only those for whom it is intended can read it.

Pattison taps into a contemporary moment of anxiety around mass communication, big data and information overload. By distributing found texts and the tools required for secure online communication, Pattison offers solutions in how to understand online monitoring systems, improve online security, and relax.

Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets but this is not a requirement.

This event is free to attend but booking is advised. To reserve your place, please click here.

Yuri Pattison Campus London
Wednesday 2 March, 7pm
Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4BX

As part of an on-going investigation into alternative strategies for peer-to-peer information and skill sharing, Yuri Pattison convenes a conversation to discuss a growing online economy built on information sharing yet controlled through central governing bodies. Speakers include Ivan Pope, founder of the first internet magazine .net, and Eva Pascoe, pioneer of Cybercafe Cyberia, the world’s first internet cafe and chair of Right to Privacy Online, who speculate on future strategies for a more democratic digital economy.

This event is free to attend but booking is advised. To reserve your place, please click here.

 

Yuri Pattison Launch Event
Wednesday 22 July, 7pm
Second Home, 68 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL

Enquire to Annotate is a new website and series of talks and workshops developed by Yuri Pattison which marks the midpoint of his new commission for the Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency 2014-16. Pattison’s work addresses the relationship of visual cultures to emerging communication technologies and metadata circulation. As an offsite project he is working in the evolving ecology of east London’s Tech City.

Pattison’s new website attempts to expose the flow of data online, challenging ideas of transparency and making apparent the usually hidden mechanics of intuitive and convenient web based services we rely on daily.

A new sculptural work is also presented. The sculpture is one of a series and acts as a node within a network of other sculptural units. Constructed from repurposed materials, it draws from the aesthetics and functionality of home built computers. The unit will include a ‘big board’ (screens often used in communal areas of shared work space) to display trending content on the project's website.

This special event launches Enquire to Annotate and takes place at Second Home in east London, a cultural venue and workspace for creative entrepreneurs. The evening will include a presentation by Pattison on the mechanisms of the website and physical works, which mirrors the aesthetics and format often used by major software developers and tech innovators.

Pattison’s presentation will be followed by a discussion with London based architect Fabrizio Ballabio. Ballabio teaches at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), is a co-founder of art collective ÅYRBRB (fka AIRBNB Pavilion) and is part of the european research platform Factory Futures.

This event is free to attend but booking is advised. To reserve your place, please click here.

Yuri Pattison

Acrylic box, 3M privacy film, C-Type photographic print, polyester and antistatic tapes, security screws
Size: 33 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition of 7 + 2AP

SOLD OUT

*Please note that the Chisenhale Friends’ price is available to those who have supported the gallery via the Benefactors programme. For more information please click here.

Please note that, as is the norm for limited edition works, prices will increase as an edition sells out.

Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission and the first UK solo exhibition, user, space by London-based artist Yuri Pattison. The exhibition comprises an entirely new body of work, including digital and sculptural elements that Pattison has developed over the past 18 months as part of his Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2014 -16), which is produced in partnership with Create.  To accompany his exhibition Pattison has produced a new limited edition series for Chisenhale Gallery. To view the other two editions please click here.

Pattison is interested in ideas of transparency – from the open communication of data, to the transparent architectures of new models for shared live/work space, symptomatic of the increasingly flexible and permeable boundaries between life and work.

The edition comprises a set of three individual photographs encased in an acrylic box and overlaid with a sheet of 3M™ Privacy Filter. When viewed from a specific angle, the photographs depict scans of sourced objects related to work and productivity, such as the sleep suppressant drug, Modafinil, an Acme Klein bottle and Mac computer parts.

user story (Klein bottle scan), 2016 further explores Pattison’s ongoing interest in how contemporary start-up companies, particularly in the tech industry, often draw on the aesthetics of historical speculative environments and the values of progress and transparency are employed for enhanced productivity.

To discuss availability, delivery options and to purchase please email us at editions@chisenhale.org.uk.

Yuri Pattison (born 1986, Dublin) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Architectures of Credibility, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin (2015) and Free Traveller, Cell Projects, London (2014). Group exhibitions include British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, touring UK venues (2015-17); The Weight of Data, Tate Britain, London and Transparencies, Bielefelder Kunstverein; Kunstverein Nürnberg (all 2015). Pattison is the recent recipient of the Frieze Artist Award 2016.

  • Exhibition
  • offsite
  • offsite
  • offsite
  • Chisenhale Gallery Friends and Patrons receive 10% discount on limited edition prints and publications priced up to the value of £3,500 For information about how to join the Friends and Patrons Programme please click here.

  • Chisenhale Gallery
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ

    T: +44 (0)20 8981 4518 mail@chisenhale.org.uk

    For media enquiries please contact:
    media@chisenhale.org.uk or
    Ellen Greig on +44 (0)20 3328 1964 or ellen.greig@chisenhale.org.uk



Yuri Pattison

Acrylic box, 3M privacy film, C-Type photographic print, polyester and antistatic tapes, security screws
Size: 33 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition of 7 + 2AP

SOLD OUT

Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission and the first UK solo exhibition, user, space by London-based artist Yuri Pattison. The exhibition comprises an entirely new body of work, including digital and sculptural elements that Pattison has developed over the past 18 months as part of his Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2014 -16), which is produced in partnership with Create.  To accompany his exhibition Pattison has produced a new limited edition series for Chisenhale Gallery. To view the other two editions please click here.

Pattison is interested in ideas of transparency – from the open communication of data, to the transparent architectures of new models for shared live/work space, symptomatic of the increasingly flexible and permeable boundaries between life and work.

The edition comprises a set of three individual photographs encased in an acrylic box and overlaid with a sheet of 3M™ Privacy Filter. When viewed from a specific angle, the photographs depict scans of sourced objects related to work and productivity, such as the sleep suppressant drug, Modafinil, an Acme Klein bottle and Mac computer parts.

user story (power scan), 2016 further explores Pattison’s ongoing interest in how contemporary start-up companies, particularly in the tech industry, often draw on the aesthetics of historical speculative environments and the values of progress and transparency are employed for enhanced productivity.

To discuss availability, delivery options and to purchase please email us at editions@chisenhale.org.uk.

Yuri Pattison (born 1986, Dublin) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Architectures of Credibility, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin (2015) and Free Traveller, Cell Projects, London (2014). Group exhibitions include British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, touring UK venues (2015-17); The Weight of Data, Tate Britain, London and Transparencies, Bielefelder Kunstverein; Kunstverein Nürnberg (all 2015). Pattison is the recent recipient of the Frieze Artist Award 2016.

  • Exhibition
  • offsite
  • offsite
  • offsite
  • Chisenhale Gallery Friends and Patrons receive 10% discount on limited edition prints and publications priced up to the value of £3,500 For information about how to join the Friends and Patrons Programme please click here.

  • Chisenhale Gallery
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ

    T: +44 (0)20 8981 4518 mail@chisenhale.org.uk

    For media enquiries please contact:
    media@chisenhale.org.uk or
    Ellen Greig on +44 (0)20 3328 1964 or ellen.greig@chisenhale.org.uk



Yuri Pattison

Acrylic box, 3M privacy film, C-Type photographic print, polyester and antistatic tapes, security screws
Size: 33 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition of 7 + 2AP

SOLD OUT

*Please note that the Chisenhale Friends’ price is available to those who have supported the gallery via the Benefactors programme. For more information please click here.

Please note that, as is the norm for limited edition works, prices will increase as an edition sells out.

Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission and the first UK solo exhibition, user, space by London-based artist Yuri Pattison. The exhibition comprises an entirely new body of work, including digital and sculptural elements that Pattison has developed over the past 18 months as part of his Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2014 -16), which is produced in partnership with Create.  To accompany his exhibition Pattison has produced a new limited edition series for Chisenhale Gallery. To view the other two editions please click here.

Pattison is interested in ideas of transparency – from the open communication of data, to the transparent architectures of new models for shared live/work space, symptomatic of the increasingly flexible and permeable boundaries between life and work.

The edition comprises a set of three individual photographs encased in an acrylic box and overlaid with a sheet of 3M™ Privacy Filter. When viewed from a specific angle, the photographs depict scans of sourced objects related to work and productivity, such as the sleep suppressant drug, Modafinil, an Acme Klein bottle and Mac computer parts.

user story (Modafinil scan), 2016 further explores Pattison’s ongoing interest in how contemporary start-up companies, particularly in the tech industry, often draw on the aesthetics of historical speculative environments and the values of progress and transparency are employed for enhanced productivity.

To discuss availability, delivery options and to purchase please email us at editions@chisenhale.org.uk.

Yuri Pattison (born 1986, Dublin) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Architectures of Credibility, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin (2015) and Free Traveller, Cell Projects, London (2014). Group exhibitions include British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, touring UK venues (2015-17); The Weight of Data, Tate Britain, London and Transparencies, Bielefelder Kunstverein; Kunstverein Nürnberg (all 2015). Pattison is the recent recipient of the Frieze Artist Award 2016.

  • Exhibition
  • offsite
  • offsite
  • offsite
  • Chisenhale Gallery Friends and Patrons receive 10% discount on limited edition prints and publications priced up to the value of £3,500 For information about how to join the Friends and Patrons Programme please click here.

  • Chisenhale Gallery
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ

    T: +44 (0)20 8981 4518 mail@chisenhale.org.uk

    For media enquiries please contact:
    media@chisenhale.org.uk or
    Ellen Greig on +44 (0)20 3328 1964 or ellen.greig@chisenhale.org.uk



Yuri Pattison
Tuesday 12 July

Tuesday 12 July, 7pm
Republic at East India, 2 Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BE

Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths University, responds to Yuri Pattison’s new exhibition and discusses the impact of technology on the future of the workplace. Please note that this event takes place offsite at Republic at East India, a newly launched East London campus for creative talent and innovation - www.republic.london

Artist Yuri Pattison introduces his exhibition user, space at Chisenhale Gallery. The exhibition comprises an entirely new body of work, including digital and sculptural elements that Pattison developed over 18 months as part of his Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2014 -16), which is produced in partnership with Create.

Yuri Pattison in conversation wirth Bart van der Heide

Friday 8 July, 7pm

Artist Yuri Pattison is joined in conversation by Bart van der Heide, Chief Curator of the Stedelijk Museum, to discuss Pattison’s new commission at Chisenhale Gallery.
This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

user, space: Chris Brauer

Tuesday 12 July, 7pm

Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths University, responds to Yuri Pattison’s new exhibition and discusses the impact of technology on the future of the workplace. Please note that this event takes place offsite at Republic at East India, a newly launched East London campus for creative talent and innovation - www.republic.london
This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.