Will Peck – Deebot Drawings

Will Peck’s (b.1991) artistic practice focuses on the extended use of common technology and artificially intelligent machines. Observing and recording processes or events that pass beyond the intended functions of the devices used, creating autonomous time-based acts. His practice encompasses drawings, scans, prints, and video. 

He received his M.F.A. from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam,NL. His recent exhibitions have been Fieldwork at Copeland Gallery in London, Night Scans at Heldenreizer Contemporary, DE, Air Sensor at Lavender Opener Chair in Tokyo and  . s hly;;, at Montos Tattoo in Vilnius. 

During January he will experiment with a new series of work called ‘Deebot Drawings’. These site-specific works explore the unique potential of imaging through machines. An exhibition of will be open on Thursday 8th February from 6 – 9 pm and by appointment from 9th – 11th February. 

To make an appointment email: willpeck22@hotmail.co.uk

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“Seeing a road marking that had been painted over an uneven bump and was now lopsided whilst I was on the way to the supermarket was an aesthetic shock. Sometimes these slight errors in systems produce pleasant and unsettling feelings of being unearthed or sucked out of my usual, narrow orbit.

I came across possible origins for the term glitch: one came from the German word Glitschen, which means to slip, while another originates from slang used by astronauts referring to the sound made by a sudden surge in voltage in spacecraft. Today, the term is similarly referred to as ‘a temporary malfunction typically within the technological’ – It doesn’t seem that a glitch necessarily has to be an action that an object isn’t supposed to do but one which causes the object to appear as though it has become disorderly.

Equipment – ‘necessary items for a particular purpose’ it’s not really meant to be looked at but to be looked over; ideally, it would remain undetectable, be useful and aid a purpose. The computer’s keyboard should assist me in writing, and the chair enables me to rest in a particular position. Occasionally, equipment breaks these standards with momentary interruptions. When a projector bulb bursts after being moved whilst hot or when a surge in voltage and the electricity supply is cut off from a building or city (as was the case recently in Amsterdam, which caused a four-hour power cut for most of the city after sub-zero temperatures created a surge in current shutting off supply generators) – this kind of event can make a rupture.” Will Peck