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Selden Paterson



Nina Isabelle

15/08/2017 - 15/09/2017

Please enjoy an introductory informational program from Ingtegrative Ontological Practices by Beta Plus Systems (IOP B+), the leading self-help + healing system for modern cyborgs. IOP B+ uses the principle of Tertiary Natural Consciousness to help our members integrate the terrestrial, human-made, and digital parts of their worlds and themselves. Once you've received an introductory understanding of the Practices, please contact your IOP B+ representative for a complimentary diagnostic test and to receive personalized audio-visual healers.

IOP B+ founder & leader Selden Paterson is a new media artist based in Chicago. Her practice involves the operation of several 'corporations,' including the aforementioned self-help system, the first all-amenities included colony on the moon, and a lifestyle improvement products company. You can see some more of these projects at www.selden.website

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Inspired by Chris Lehmann’s book The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of The American Dream, The Eucharist Machine addresses language, perception, and belief. In The Eucharist Machine, information is skewed by a presentation of jumbled non-linear facts and fiction, science, pseudoscience, and science fiction. Inaccurate grammar and linguistics push the concept even further by incorporating the cockamayme Thai / English subtitles and voice-overs produced by Google Translate and Apple’s Text To Speech system preference in a process that reverse-legitimizes the information. The Eucharist Machine is what happens when the under informed articulate with high-tech features. Information lost in translation becomes a sort of up-cycled spirituality; a futuristic projection of possible renewal of the crumbling dialogue between spirituality, commodity, and financial value. The Eucharist Machine takes a serious, culturally backwards, multigenerational look at what it means to be sanctified.

Nina Isabelle is a multidisciplinary artist working with video, performance art, photography, painting, and sculpture. "My background includes alternative process photography and modern dance. I identify with Maximalism and Action Art and work to push materials and information past the point of recognition in a way that forces a shift in meaning, revealing new information that can transform and challenge the limits of material, perception, and belief. Through my work, sensory input is deconstructed to the point where meaning becomes shifted and interpretations can become a phenomena of psychic imprint. My work often references the inability of communication which is used to visualize reality, the failure of dialogue, the dissonance between form and content, as well as the shortcomings of literal language." www.ninaisabelle.com

The Projection Room at The Unstitute offers a virtual environment for creative experiments and self-empowerment over archaic creative institutions. See who has been selected this month, and find out more about their creative practice. Consider applying to the Participation Programme at The Unstitute.

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