Absence of Experience

Contemporary Art Centre

2 March - 3 August 2017
Vilnius, Lithuania

The exhibition, Absence of Experience features 2 Seconds of Colour, a work which began with a Google image search for ‘Isis beheadings’ after photographs and films of the Islamic State’s executions circulated in the media from 2014. When these images failed to load fully during the search, they appeared as an arrangement of monochrome blocks of colours. Google had displayed whichever pixel was the most dominant in each picture: the black of the executioner’s garment, the orange of the victim’s jumpsuit, the yellow of the desert sand. 2 Seconds of Colour takes these colours as compositions which are arranged as a series of monolithic blocks.

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