The multimedia works of Yuri Pattison are complex while their aesthetics often seem anti-illusionistic and poetic. For example, the Irish artist programmes artificial sunrises, thus making the materiality of digital technology visible. Using a research-based approach, he grapples with the elusive realms between the virtual and the physical – and, in doing so, with our present. Yuri Pattison explores how new technologies – such as the digital economy or online communication – fundamentally affect and modify the conditions of social life. How do these technologies influence our everyday lives and the perception of our environment? How do they structure our perception of space and time?
For Ruhr Ding: Schlaf, Yuri Pattison has developed an installation in the decommissioned pump station of a drinking water plant directly on the Ruhr. A generative video showing the course of an artificial river in a gaming landscape is combined with on-site recordings of a floodplain model and an electric piano. External live data sequences shape the individual elements of the installation. The data stems from measurements such as water quality, air pollution and the atmosphere.
The artist recently exhibited his art works at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2022), the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin (2021) and Kunsthalle St. Gallen (2017).
Yuri Pattison (*1986 in Dublin) lives in Paris.
The project dream sequence for Ruhr Ding: Schlaf was created in co-production with the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (Dublin) and with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland.