user story (power scan), 2016 

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


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.

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