VIN VIN Gallery

Transmissions

Transmissions

Artists, as well as the general public, have long been concerned with the different rates of transmission – of energy, information, goods, bodies, and beyond – that we experience in the contemporary world. As when Robert Smithson, in his nonsites of the late 1960s, juxtaposed steel, and thus the accelerated expenditure of energy involved in factory fabrication, with dirt and rocks, and thus the slower cycles of the earth. Today these paces range from the hyper-speed of digital technology, to the older, and slower, modes that coexist with the contemporary – like those of craft production – to the nonhuman tempos that persist even as they are endangered, such as those of the natural world.