Alberta Pane Gallery, Paris

May 15- July 26, 2014

    This exhibition examines the idea of 'pull notification' alerts, or notifications requested by user applications that interact with our conscious stream of thought, and more particularly our mood and our inner being.
     The idea of the psyche being ‘pulled’ may remind us of Franz Mesmer’s work in the 18th Century that explored the idea of ‘animal magnetism’ and the ‘magnetic fluid’ that was purportedly channeled through the body. Revisiting this idea literally as well as metaphorically, the process behind the work on display includes research into magnetotactic bacteria (MAGBATS), suggestions of magnetic attraction through group and individual hypnosis and 2 dimensional work using metallic and magnetic paints that respond parametrically to pull notifications.

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