Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency: Yuri Pattison

An ambitious artist's residency with Chisenhale Gallery, working with local social and cultural groups

For the 2014-16 edition of the Chisenhale Gallery Create residency, London-based artist Yuri Pattison explored the idea of transparency; how both large companies and smaller networks communicate information visibly to encourage a feeling of security among consumers. Pattison – who works in digital media and sculpture, exploring ways in which the virtual world meets the everyday – will question how this functions, interrogating the aesthetics, success and failures of transparency. An exhibition of work by Pattison will mark the culmination of the residency at Chisenhale Gallery in July 2016.

Pattison will work out of east London’s Tech City, a technology cluster also referred to as Silicon Roundabout where workhubs like Second Home have emerged as desirable sites of shared workspace for growing creative companies. The artist will also work within London Hackspace, a technology-focused community-run workshop in Hackney, which facilitates the sharing of skills and knowledge through a peer network. Pattison has identified these sites of co-production as a means to explore the politics of shared workspace and consider what a transparent approach to working together might look like.

To mark the midpoint of his residency Pattison launched Enquire to Annotate, a new website and series of talks and workshops. The new website, which will be constantly updated, will make the research generated throughout the residency available to audiences between its launch in July 2015 and April 2016. This beta-testing period will allow users open access to Pattison’s material, sketches for works and commissioned texts, all linked by the artist within a changing online landscape. The events programme will include talks and workshops exploring ideas of the networked society, both immaterial and physical, and the fragility of the internet which the artist describes as ‘an architecture on the verge of collapse’.

For the inaugural Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2012-14) artist Edward Thomasson worked with a group of performers from east London to develop a new performance and video work.

Yuri Pattison (born 1986, Dublin) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Free Traveller, Cell Projects, London; Colocation, Time Displacement, Minibar, Stockholm, Sweden (2014); and Polymer Placeholder Pin Drop, Project/Number, London, UK (2012). Selected group exhibitions include Private Settings, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2014);Secondo Anniversario, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK (2013); and Objectness, Outpost, Norwich, UK (2013). In 2014 Pattison took part in Wysing Art Centre’s Futurecamp series and Lunch Bytes series at CCA Glasgow.

The Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency is supported by Arts Council England.