Sooner than Expected

Exhibition by ARE (Artist Residencies Enschede) guest Danny Bracken at the new project space XPO, Enschede.
The opening will be at Thursday 17 March at 17:00.
XPO – stroinksbleekweg 2, Enschede

Sooner than Expected

“…how often the future has shown up sooner than expected with bad news about our past.”

-Wendell Berry from The Way of Ignorance

For his first European exhibition, Pittsburgh (US) based artist Danny Bracken explores the ways in which technology has shifted how we perceive and experience the people and places that surround us. Incorporating video, light, and printed material, Bracken investigates the role of the physical in our increasingly digital existence.

Using the economic and geographic landscape of Enschede as a starting point, Bracken looks at the many factors that have helped shape the city and the stories it tells. From the creation of the Twentekanaal to the rise and fall of the textile industry, the economic drivers of the region have dramatically reshaped the area’s physical makeup. Looking at these historic events as source material, Bracken explores how technology has changed our understanding and interpretation of the past and the future.

Bracken is a current artist in residence at ARE Holland. Has been artist in residence at Laboratory Spokane (US), La Fragua (ES), The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (US), and The Mattress Factory (US). His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the US, including the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial. After years as a touring musician, he now frequently composes music for film and television.