Máquina de síntomas
En ‘We Need Sanctuary’ (2016) y ‘Symptom Machine’ (2017), Cooper presenta el cuerpo como un espacio disputado para la comunicación y la representación. Utilizando imágenes generadas por computadora, se combinan situaciones y personajes para pensar a través de la política del trabajo explotador y la experiencia somática de la producción y distribución de imágenes. Ambas obras presentan escenas de cuerpos generados por ordenador; tanto femeninos como no humanos que se vislumbran en los mismos bordes de la pantalla. Sus manos se tocan; se mueven hacia atrás en una cinta transportadora; y la sangre gotea de la boca de la niña mientras el no humano barre el piso detrás de ella.

Doug Foster

Sanctuary Spaces is a collection of two digital editions by Doug Foster which derive from large scale installation pieces by the artist. Both works reference Foster’s interest in creating transcendental, mesmerising spaces which transform existing structures into gateways to other worlds.

Kate Cooper

In ‘We Need Sanctuary’ (2016) and ‘Symptom Machine’ (2017), Cooper offers the body up as a contested space for communication and representation. Using computer-generated imagery, situations and characters are brought together to think through politics of exploitative labour, and the somatic experience of image production and distribution. Both works present, scenes of a Computer-generated bodies; both female and non-human who loom at the very edges of the screen. Their hands touch; they move backwards on a conveyor belt; and blood drips from the girl’s mouth while the non-human sweeps the floor behind her.

Lina Ghotmeh

Light in Water Installation
‘Light in Water’ is a site-specific installation intended to provide an immersive and emotional experience. It was previously presented at Milan Design Week 2011. The installation took advantage of the unique status of the venue – one of the oldest concrete domes in Paris. The installation was thus adapted to the circular form of the space, defining the inner sanctuary as a ‘place to be’ and an outer area as a space for a bystander. There are sixteen rings of slotted tubes on the ceiling. From each hole, 60 drops of water fall every minute; in total 3 tons of water circulate in the space. The LED lights vibrate between on and off, with frequencies ranging from the shortest interval possible, at 7μs, allowing the viewer to materialise a point of light in water, up to 6000μs, where light becomes the line of water.