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Hannah Sawtell has been specially commissioned to creat e two linked\, site-specific exhibitions\, Osculator at the ICA\, and Vendor at Bloomberg SPACE. These exhibitions of video work and installation mark Sawtell’s first solo projects in the UK. Both exhibition s employ material developed from Sawtell's experience of the Bloomberg offi ce space during her current residency.

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Over the next few months the arti st will compile material from the digital realm\, sourcing images from the internet and live screen-shots of news footage on Bloomberg's office monito rs. Her visual inventory of ‘contemporary material’ or ‘surfaces’\, explore the boundaries of image production and consider the culture of over-prolif eration. Sawtell’s parallel semi-archival projects will investigate the pol itics of seduction as well as the idea of the ‘market’ through spatial and visual devices. By categorising and recording certain images\, the artist r eveals new relationships between objects and creates playful but critical d ialectical encounters.

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Operating as ‘real-time’ collages\, Sawtell’s vid eo and image-based works reconstruct contemporary media as fragmentary docu ments that collide visual tones with digital noise. By utilising generic ed iting programmes to cut digital information and formats\, Sawtell initiates a process that designates the computer and its screen as a lens.

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< strong>Hannah Sawtell was born in London in 1971. Sawtell has been included in group shows at Vilma Gold\, London\, International Project Spa ce\, Birmingham\, Dependance\, Brussels\, and Limoncello\, London. She most recently participated in a project for the Clocktower Residencies\, New Yo rk. Her forthcoming solo shows include Vilma Gold\, London and Focal Point Gallery\, Southend-on-Sea. She lives and works in London.

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