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Cecile B. Evans: (1770-25k)

With ‘(1770–25k)’ Cécile B. Evans presents materials from three recent video works included in her solo exhibition “Timeline for a Copy without Origins” (Bielefelder Kunstverein, January 30–April 10, 2016): ‘Agnes (The End Is Near)’, ‘Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen’, and ‘What the Heart Wants’. The amalgamations of text and image appear in the form of audiovisual transcripts, much of the material scavenged verbatim from popular culture and the user-generated web content of platforms like YouTube, Craigslist, and Reddit. Evans explores the themes of digital reproduction and transposition through existential discussions between characters such as AGNES, a bot commissioned for the Serpentine Galleries website, and PHIL, a bad copy of a very famous actor.