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Simon Denny

Modded Server Rack Display with Hack Change (detail), 2015

LED strips, custom printed books, Revostage platform, powder coated 19" server rack, Cisco Systems WS-C2948G switch, IdeaPaint cans, Lenovo ThinkPad, Tails operating system on USB stick, Guy Fawkes mask, ELSA MicroLink ISDN modem
39 2/5 × 96 1/2 × 39 2/5 in
100 × 245 × 100 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
London
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Photo: Nick Ash. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne
Simon Denny
New Zealander, b. 1982
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In the context of new technological advances rendering devices obsolete almost as soon as one grows accustomed to the latest model, Simon Denny reflects on media production, distribution, and consumption. The television, having considerably diminished in bulk and cultural dominance over the artist’s lifetime, serves as a recurring motif throughout Denny’s installations and videos. In Deep Sea Vaudeo (2009), for example, six sets in various sizes and states of sleekness (some placed on stands or shelving units) play different footage, ranging from underwater shots of coral reefs, to relaxation videos, to sales displays. “What looks almost banal or cobbled together,” notes Catrin Lorch in Frieze, “is a multi-layered farewell to the triangular relationship between performance, sculpture and media art—a relationship now overtaken by flat screens, computer monitors and online personas.”

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Photo: Nick Ash. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne
Simon Denny
New Zealander, b. 1982
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In the context of new technological advances rendering devices obsolete almost as soon as one grows accustomed to the latest model, Simon Denny reflects on media production, distribution, and consumption. The television, having considerably diminished in bulk and cultural dominance over the artist’s lifetime, serves as a recurring motif throughout Denny’s installations and videos. In Deep Sea Vaudeo (2009), for example, six sets in various sizes and states of sleekness (some placed on stands or shelving units) play different footage, ranging from underwater shots of coral reefs, to relaxation videos, to sales displays. “What looks almost banal or cobbled together,” notes Catrin Lorch in Frieze, “is a multi-layered farewell to the triangular relationship between performance, sculpture and media art—a relationship now overtaken by flat screens, computer monitors and online personas.”

Simon Denny

Modded Server Rack Display with Hack Change (detail), 2015

LED strips, custom printed books, Revostage platform, powder coated 19" server rack, Cisco Systems WS-C2948G switch, IdeaPaint cans, Lenovo ThinkPad, Tails operating system on USB stick, Guy Fawkes mask, ELSA MicroLink ISDN modem
39 2/5 × 96 1/2 × 39 2/5 in
100 × 245 × 100 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
London
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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