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All that is Data Melts into Air, Fargfabriken, Stockholm, October 2017

All that is Data Melts into Air
Tina O’Connell and Neal White, commissioned by Michael Schwab, Gerhard Erckel and David Pirro.

 

All that is Data Melts into Air was part of an ongoing inquiry into data transferred from one context to another - from the scientific into the artistic. Working with Neal White, our aim was to to critically and philosophically explore scientific data and the nature of its temporality, and the situational nature of data's relevance to place in representations of information. The works explored the situated nature of an epistemic thing when translated under the heading of “artistic research,”. Whilst shown at¬†Fargfabriken¬†in Stockholm, with other work curated by Daniel Peltz, the focus of this piece is on the subterranean space of R1, a former experimental Nuclear reactor that sits 20 metres beneath the Royal Swedish Institute in Stockholm. Decommisioned and decontaminated, it is now used as a performance space from time to time. The installation and a guided event linked the two spaces.

 

Video installation with artefacts, and a guided tour of R1.

 

With an accompanying publication 'Deep Architectures of Inquiry' published by Office of Experiments. Design by Arne Sjogren.

More information on All that is data... here

Commissioned by Michael Schwab, Gerhard Erckel and David Pirro, the event was part of Transpositions, an 'eventual' in which a range of International artists and leading thinkers /academics exploring data from perspectives in art and science and technology met to discuss, listen and experience new works. Funded by the Austrian Science Fund.

More information on Transpositions here

 

 

All that is Data Melts into Air. Installation detail at Fargfabriken. 2017

All that is Data Melts into Air. Installation detail at Fargfabriken. 2017

All that is Data Melts into Air. Installation detail of core taken from R1 at Fargfabriken. 2017

All that is Data Melts into Air. Seismic Data translated into a moving signal inside the R1, a former Nuclear reactor. 2017

Harold Edgerton rapatronic image of the first miliseconds of a nuclear explosion (1954) - a data apparition inside the R1 Nuclear reactor. 2017
All images Copyright Tina O'Connell and Neal White 2017
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