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CHARLES SANDISON (b. 1969)
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DVD: video projection
dimensions variable
Executed in 2003. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Provenance
Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Frank Elbaz, The Human Array, 2003 (another example exhibited).

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Recipient of the prestigious Ars Fennica award, Scottish artist Charles Sandison (b. 1959) began his career exhibiting with the Young British Artists at the Lisson Gallery and Institute of Contemporary Arts in London before rising to prominence at the 2001 Venice Biennale. Using a computer, Sandison creates videos of tangled, shifting masses of words that he then projects onto an architectural space. Following his programmed sequences of commands and choices, the words change form repeatedly, becoming abstracted shapes seemingly generated at random. With their projection onto building exteriors and walls, Sandison's videos take on immersive, monumental proportions, and describe the processes of chance that infiltrate language and the order of our world.

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