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A Man Digging

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Annals of Time Lost (Back, Back and Forth and Forth), 2013 Archival Pigment Print On Chiffon 118.39 X 84.1 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and SEVENTEEN GALLERY
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A Man Digging , 2013 Single Channel Video As Media File 9m © Courtesy of the Artist and SEVENTEEN GALLERY
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Annals of Time Lost Microfiche Archive #1 , 2013 Microfiche Slides, Microfiche Viewer, Desk 129 X 80 X 80 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and SEVENTEEN GALLERY
A Man Digging

270-276 Kingsland Road
London E8 4DG
United Kingdom
May 29th, 2013 - July 27th, 2013
Opening: June 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.seventeengallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
shoreditch, hoxton
EMAIL:  
info@seventeengallery.com
PHONE:  
+44(0)20 7729 5777
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Sat 11 – 6

DESCRIPTION

In A Man Digging, Jon Rafman engages with the emotional and perceptual experience of a present-day explorer as he navigates virtual worlds. The contingency of experience and the intrinsic mutability of memory are foregrounded in the exhibition as Rafman explores the chasm between our online and offline life. Incorporating both anachronistic and cutting-edge technologies, commissions from deviantart.com, and footage from video games, A Man Digging shows how virtual worlds have dislocated the archive from its traditional moorings and have given rise to new forms of desire, anxiety, and nostalgia. While examining the foundational human experience of loss, Rafman points toward the potential of the virtual archive to unveil and reveal alternative ways of constructing and preserving our collective and personal histories.