Yelena Popova: This certifies that

 6th of March to 12th of April 2018



The central piece of the exhibition is This Certifes That that also gives the show its title. It was shown for the first time in 2016 in Popova‘s solo-exhibition After Image at Nottingham Contemporary. This Certifes That is a code-generated computer performance projected on a wall with sound. A computer in real time generates images reminiscent of Euro banknotes in denomination of 5 to 500 Euro (with convoluted and interlocking Guilloche lines and 3D scans of sculptures from The Collection. Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire, a museum and gallery in Lincoln, UK). The elements that make up the image constantly shift in potentially in nite patterns, at some point the whole sequence crashes, and then rebuilds itself. The visual stream is accompanied by a soundtrack that can be described as an algorithmic composition (sound developed in collaboration with Rebecca Lee, and inspired by Cornelius Cardew’s music experiments). A constantly morphing sonic landscape is built from different sources, including sampled audio, human and simulated voices. The computer voices with different accents read sentences which are randomly selected by the machine-world to formulate different propositions.

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