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determination 2005

Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present Siebren Versteeg, determination, an investigation into the fabricated notion of “Real Time”, the contents of George W. Bush’s I-Shuffle, and the recent surge in identity profiling via the mass construction of terabyte sized consumer databases. On display in this cross-media exhibit of objects about the dangers of control in safety-critical systems you will find an auto-consensus binary-partisan machine, seven different virtual simulation models for contending with the blinding sunrise of the Blue Screen of Death, and a digital portrait of the artist’s father. Versteeg’s efforts to harness the central limit theorem’s connection to Pharmacy Photo Kiosks and Billboard Radio Charts from exactly ten years ago from the moment that you are reading this, has led him to the creation of a poplar time machine that is searching for the precise second America’s heart broke and billions of butterflies flew from the canopic jar. Siebren Versteeg has exhibited his work extensively and reasserts distance by waiting two weeks before responding to international emails. Most recently he was prosecuted, assaulted, and held for three hours in a Prague grocery chain after attempting to steal a milk crate for his installation in the International Biennial there. He currently works and lives in New York. -V.D.

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