FLEX Constellation (SNC0919) extends the world of patten’s new transmedia project FLEX – combining fragments of liquified, hi-tech sound with evocative image and text to create a physical intervention within the gallery space. Set within a full wall clad in pyramid-acoustic foam usually found in recording studios, the panelling operates as a means to redefine the white walled gallery space itself– unvariegated planes reacting and shifting across surfaces.
patten is a London-based project renowned for their hi-tech immersive AV shows. Their sci-fi-sounding concepts on the trail of Aphex Twin are a mix of influences from footwork to techno, and deconstructed club and contemporary British electronic milieu. Their last full-length Ψ (“psi”) was released by Warp. Their creative outlets range from design as 555-5555, to installation, film, software programming, music, live performance, and publishing. Their recent work includes AV shows at the ICA and Tate Modern in London and ongoing art direction for Dan Snaith’s Daphni albums. In 2019 they were represented by the SHAPE Platform.
* This work is part of Antiphonic Incidence curated by Sally Golding and was commissioned by MoTA for its Impermanent Collection.