August 19th, 2014

Dexter Sinister at CAC Vilnius

Dexter Sinister at Contemporary Art Centre

Artist: Dexter Sinister

Venue: CAC Vilnius

Exhibition Title: Work-in-Progress

Date: June 20 – August 17, 2014

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Dexter Sinister at Contemporary Art Centre

 Photograph from the reverse of the instructions inside Ryan Gander’s multiple, Parallel Cards, 2009 (a standard set of playing cards printed on both sides). Dexter Sinister, Naive Set Theory, 2009, proof print. Dexter Sinister, Watch Scan 1200 dpi, 2010, postcard. Dexter Sinister after Albrecht Dürer, Death and the Landsknecht, 1510, as reproduced on back cover of Bulletins of The Serving Library No.1 (2011).

Full gallery of videos, images, press release and link available after the jump.

Videos:

Dexter Sinister, documentation of Work-in-Progress, 2014, a pair of LED clocks programmed to tell the time identical to scoreboards adjusted at Palasport, Venice, one year ago.

 

Dexter Sinister, documentation of Work-in-Progress, 2014, a pair of LED clocks programmed to tell the time identical to scoreboards adjusted at Palasport, Venice, one year ago.

 

Dexter Sinister, documentation of Work-in-Progress, 2014, a pair of LED clocks programmed to tell the time identical to scoreboards adjusted at Palasport, Venice, one year ago.

 

Dexter Sinister, documentation of Work-in-Progress, 2014, a pair of LED clocks programmed to tell the time identical to scoreboards adjusted at Palasport, Venice, one year ago.

 

Images:

Video and images courtesy of CAC Vilnius. Photos by Arnas Anskaitis.

Press Release:

Precisely one year past at the 55th Venice Biennial
As part of the joint Cypriot-Lithuanian pavilion
Which was titled big-O little-o, and equally little-o big-O,
Depending on your point of view (depending on your point of view)

We were asked to participate ‘as honorary Lithuanians’
By Raimundas Malašauskas, who assembled the whole show
In the Brutalist Palasport—a monumental sports hall with
A central court for basketball flanked by rows of concrete bleachers.

Our idea was then to hijack the court’s two opposing scoreboards
And turn them into dual clocks (though you’d never see both at once).
These clocks would count time not by means of normal decimal numbers,
But using big-Os and small-os, that binary character set.

We sent along instructions to the scoreboard’s manufacturer
To burn a microchip that would alter its usual function
And reprogram the system to display this maladjusted time,
Then christened it Work-in-Progress — in order to be continued…

Link: Dexter Sinister at CAC Vilnius

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