Rosemary Lee is a media artist and researcher based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Working primarily with installation and writing, her interests center around the materiality of media and intersections between life, art and technology. Recent projects include solo show The Typesetter's Ruminations (Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin), TRANSART (Dome of Visions, Copenhagen) and an ongoing series of reading/discussions, "Entering into Relation with an Object" (NLH Space, Copenhagen) in collaboration with Miriam Wistreich.
Reflecting on the adverse impact of mining materials as well as data, Mining the Arbitrary aims at extracting senseless numerical data from materials. In light of the anthropocene, even substances such as water, snow, stone, and earth bear evidence of the effects of humanity. Collecting, inventorying, and analysing samples of various substances sourced in the city, we begin to unearth the cumulative production of waste information and materials.
The cloud is a spectre, hauntingly present yet intangible. It knows you intimately: your memories, work, shopping habits, medical records, bank account details. It knows your likes, your friends, where you are and where you've been, the pace of the strides you took along the way. Though this friendly ghost is at hand wherever and wherever, it is also strangely absent, dispersed between servers, neither here nor there and everywhere. Wireless devices enable a seemingly ubiquitous yet limited view of the vaporous leviathan. Analysing the materials of the gadgetry used to tap in...
Artifacts is a wifi-based artwork, a collection of specimens which blur the lines between geological sample and digital anomaly. Dead pixels, moiré patterns, distortion, and other digital aberrations reveal incongruencies between data and the material substrate of digital representation. Exploring the gap between digital objects and their display via apparatus renders visible anomalies and glitches, particles and bits in the textures of electronic artifacts. Closely examining parallels between the basic units of digital images and those of matter, cubic pixels and digital...