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Opening - Kynan Tan 'Permutations'

  • Dominik Mersch Gallery 75 McLachlan Avenue Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

Please join us for the opening of Kynan Tan's show 'Permutations' on Thursday 1 November from 6-8PM. Tan is interested in networks, data, relationality and digital systems of control, exploring these areas through digitally-derived artworks. His multi-sensory works take form as performances, installations, sculptures, sound and 3D simulations that question the unseen structures underpinning our experience in a data-filled world. Tan recently completed his PhD at UNSW Art & Design and has exhibited across Australia and internationally, including in Primavera (2017) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and the Beijing Media Arts Biennale (2018).

"Permutations explores the way data is continually produced, manipulated, reordered, and made sensory. The works in this exhibition play with the seemingly endless permutations of data to investigate the scale and scope of data as well as its elegance and anxieties. Through 3D-printed sculpture, video, sound, simulation, and generative installation, these works find ways of making sensory the invisible data that subtends our experience of the world. In doing so, the works create new renderings of data that articulate both its darkness and our underlying fears, as well as how the extension and repetition of simple actions finds balance between order and complexity." Kynan Tan 2018 

The exhibition continues at Dominik Mersch Gallery until 25 November 2018