John Russell, SQRRL
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Formerly a member of the subversive London art collective BANK (whose antics included faxing galleries “corrected” versions of their own press releases back to them), Russell has continued to make art on his own which likewise cast a gimlet eye on the doings of the art world and culture at large. The centerpiece of this show consists of a video made up of animated gif files that tell the story of a near future where humans have learned to extend life by downloading consciousness into the brains of small animals. A tale of technological transformation, SQRRL is also a chilling allegory for our own time.