PIP6: 9 Billion Names of God7th June 2019
Location: Yorkshire Hub (Level 1), Greek Street, Leeds, LS1 5SX
PIP6: 9 Billion Names of God
Audiovisual installation, drop-in between 18.00 and 22.00. This is a free event at an accessible venue, all welcome!
As part of Index Festival 2019, Poor Image Projects presents '9,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Names of God’, a new, collaborative body of work produced by artists Victor Svedberg, Douglas Dixon-Barker and Jamie Hudson.
The project responds to Arthur C. Clarke's short story of the same name in which Clarke uses the machine as an allegory for mechanisation, mass production and resourceful human curiosity. Clarke’s machine represents the slow death of all that we know by introducing the material conditions for an imminent and unfussy destruction of the world. In this multi-faceted installation, the artists attempt to name god by locating and compounding a cache of automatic recordings of machine interactions which act as "sceptical doom-bringers".
Douglas Dixon-Barker is a filmmaker currently based in Leeds. His work is focused on the creation of alternative spaces.
Jamie Hudson is a Gothenburg-based artist and designer. He uses practices of material production, aggregation and consumption to explore the mess of lived experience.
Victor Svedberg is an artist, graphic designer and musician from Gothenburg, Sweden. His overlapping disciplines are linked by a willingness to connect and enhance seemingly different parts to a larger, often spiritual, context.
Poor Image Projects (PIP) is a nomadic event series showcasing experimental moving image and audiovisual art. Hosting screenings, performances and installations, PIP unfolds in various spaces in Leeds and beyond.
This event is supported by the Leeds for Life Foundation, Leeds Inspired and Arts Council England with equipment kindly provided by Lumen. Additional thanks go to the arts organisation Skippko and photographer Jules Lister.