The Kernel Process, a new video installation from Gary Zhexi Zhang was developed from the artist’s interest in sensory interfaces. Surreal imagery and the artist’s own diffident voiceover meander through subjects related to skin and surfaces: dreams of subterranean architecture, lizards, latex and Georges Bataille’s infamous description of lingchi torture.
Placeholder is a new video work from Henna-Riikka Halonen that imagines the moment when Artificial Intelligence comes of age. Multiple tabs, and proliferating windows give Placeholder a desktop’s point-of-view as it explores developments in biogenetics, 3D printing of skin and organs, and new research into historical models of AI, such as Eliza and the Turing test. In Halonen’s kaleidoscopic new work, created entirely from found footage, open source and animated imagery, a lack of empathy from other human beings has made us turn for comfort to the voice of the machine.
Evan Ifekoya presents Scenario One: The Ice Box from their radio play This Catalog of Poses, in a new articulation as a sound-based installation with sculptural elements. This work forms part of Ifekoya’s wider project A Score, A Groove, A Phantom, exploring archives of blackness, sociality and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and trauma in the present moment. An ever-evolving work that has so far been presented on Resonance FM, Serpentine Gallery and Transmission, Glasgow, This Catalog of Poses is reconfigured for this exhibition to take advantage of the large open space of Wysing’s gallery, recalling its use in music events such as the Wysing music festival and Two Steps to the Left... which Ifekoya co-curated in the summer of 2016.