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Toby Ziegler – The Genesis Speech – A Free Download on Daata Editions

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Freud Museum, Genesis Speech, Roche Court, Simon Lee Gallery, Toby Ziegler, Uncategorized on 01/09/2017 at 1:59 pm

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This Free to Download artwork on Daata Editions, coincides with Toby Ziegler’s Freud Museum exhibition The Genesis Speech, comprises a sequence of still and moving images on two screens generated using Russian search engine ‘Yandex’, and a score made by the artist in collaboration with Richard Russell. The top screen displays a slowly shifting sequence of eclectic representations of the hand, including Napoleon’s sceptre The Hand of Justice, a design for a futuristic prosthetic arm said to outperform the real thing and the dismembered hand from Evil Dead 2 which is reanimated and attempts to kill its former owner. The bottom screen shows a rapidly accelerating succession of tangental images deemed to be ‘visually similar‘ by a reverse image search, tightly synced to the soundtrack. The result is a sort of visual Chinese whispers in which unexpected visual echoes and poetic possibilities for meaning arise.

On September 13th this video work will be released on Daata Editions and simultaneously exhibited at the Freud Museum for the duration of Toby Ziegler’s exhibition The Genesis Speech 13 September – 26 November 2017. Private View: Thursday 14 September 6.30 – 8.30pm. Toby Ziegler In Conversation with Darian Leader: Tuesday 03 October, 5.30 – 6.30 pm. 

Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX

www.freud.org.uk

Toby Ziegler (born 1972) lives and works in London, UK. After completing B.F.A. (Hons) at Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London, Ziegler completed a residency at Delfina Studios, London (2004-2006). He has since staged solo exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery, London (2005), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2007), Parkhaus, Dusseldorf (2008), Zabludowicz Collection, London (2010), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (2012), Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield (2014), PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2015), and has worked in group exhibitions across the US, Europe and Asia.

Toby’s concurrent exhibition ‘Slave’ at New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury runs from 23 September – 26 November 2017. Toby Ziegler is represented by Simon Lee Gallery, London and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin.

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