THE POLE

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Stephan Wright
I see see no context
The Pole, Rotterdam
June 8 – July 16, 2021


Free Standing
Continuous surface
Topology
of Dossier
Image-ing

All were getting at material
that was real
it was realit is real
but it will never be seen
never be touched
but it will be felt
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recognized that it is real and is
ALL ###
in the collection of it’s/that context
in its totality.

All things.

Those that cannot attend will be and should be missed and sought after
###x#
one can ###
make no assumptions.

matter   >   matter   >  matter   >


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Stephan Wright is working on an input-output composition.

The input is: live stream video — from a webcam, for example, set up in his living room, maybe pointing out his window (fields of view within fields of view) overlooking Vancouver (the city, harbour, mountains; most importantly, the sky), maybe running AI detection software, recognizing and misidentifying flying objects: airplanes, helicopters, passing clouds, crows . . .  and its pre-recorded or live or found and ripped audio recordings; photographs; snippets of video shot on daily wanderings; 3D animations . . . Heaps of material.

With this material, Stephan is making arrangements — building context from combined contexts — setting up an amalgamated digital space which, over the course of the exhibition, he will modify, shape, construct and reconstruct. This digital space will be live streamed and available (for you) to drop into — here: the output.

The digital space also refers, in multifaceted ways (some palpable and poetic more than logical), to the work on The Pole flying outside Pompstraat 40-B — which is kind of like a portal, and/or spatial plane, and/or projection screen; something like a net (which captures things (captures: in the photographic sense of the word)).


— text in italics gleaned from the artist’s shared notes.

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S. Stephan Wright (b.1984) is an interdisciplinary artist living on the unceded and traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, including the Squamish (Sḵwxwú7mesh), Tsleil-waututh and Xwméthkwyiem ("Musqueam") First Nations (also referred to as Vancouver, B.C. Canada). He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University (2015) and is a contributing member of the Duplex Artist Society. He works primarily with computer generated media, paint, intelligent objects and other materials. He has an interest in information, nature, duress, and perceptual meandering.