1 April – 31 July 2014
ePERMANENT presents WYSIWYG, a new online work by artist Yuri Pattison.
For WSIWYG Yuri Pattison has scraped Wikipedia for vector graphic digitisation (.svg) files of historic and noteworthy signatures, displaying them in a continually changing sequence of 2300+.
Originally inspired by Barack Obama signing a bill into law remotely using a device called the autopen ( http://nyti.ms/1eAyxwC ) the piece explores the shifting cultural importance and perceptions of the personal physical mark and in turn the changing role of the presence of the body and labour in digital / networked society.
Yuri Pattison is based in Berlin & London. Previous solo exhibitions include RELiable COMmunications, First Look: New Art Online, New Museum, New York / Legion TV London 2013-2014, e ink pearl memory, Arcadia_Missa, London, Faraday Cage, [SPACE], London, UK, The Making of , bubblebyte.org (all 2012). Recent group shows include Objectness, Outpost, Norwich, UK December 2013, Quantum Leap. An Event Across Time/z by Fay Nicolson, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh & Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, September 2013, Guide to the Galaxy, Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan, Italy, March – June 2013, Open File III: Hash Fail, Grand Union, Birmingham, December 2012. www.yuripattison.com