£140.00

Bad Data 2

Christopher MacInnes

2017
C-type print face mounted on acrylic
40x60cm

£140.00

The jellyfish featured is in reference to the dramatic increase in their numbers due to rising sea temperatures, linked to the growth of heavy industry, itself driven by global capitalism. Able to survive in the ballasts of container ships they ride the global shipping routes, spreading themselves across the world, a brainless soup seeping through a planetary infrastructure, a psychic presence in the network. Christopher sees a parallel between the brainless, nerve-net, input-only physiology of the jellyfish and the passive semi-comatose engagement he sees many as having with info-capitalism, our emotional labour for the network transforming us from individual, thinking bodies into unthinking organic residue coating an algorithmic infrastructure. The tag 'F20' refers to the numbers printed on Fluoxetine (Prozac) pills, drawing attention to the subdued, indifferent mindstate they induce. Bad Data 1&2 were produced during the Bad Data Set project and are stills from animations generated by motion sensitive computers installed in the gallery that change the nature of the animations based on the presence of alien bodies in the space.

Regular price £140.00

The jellyfish featured is in reference to the dramatic increase in their numbers due to rising sea temperatures, linked to the growth of heavy industry, itself driven by global capitalism. Able to survive in the ballasts of container ships they ride the global shipping routes, spreading themselves across the world, a brainless soup seeping through a planetary infrastructure, a psychic presence in the network. Christopher sees a parallel between the brainless, nerve-net, input-only physiology of the jellyfish and the passive semi-comatose engagement he sees many as having with info-capitalism, our emotional labour for the network transforming us from individual, thinking bodies into unthinking organic residue coating an algorithmic infrastructure. The tag 'F20' refers to the numbers printed on Fluoxetine (Prozac) pills, drawing attention to the subdued, indifferent mindstate they induce. Bad Data 1&2 were produced during the Bad Data Set project and are stills from animations generated by motion sensitive computers installed in the gallery that change the nature of the animations based on the presence of alien bodies in the space.