Last fall’s release of Apple’s new iOS 10 operating system touted a curious new feature: Bedtime. True to its title, the app simply encourages users to get a full night’s rest by alerting them when it is time to go to bed. Users’ personal sleep logs can then be analyzed using Apple’s HealthKit. In effect, the software tracks one’s bodily needsto the extent that they can be accurately registered by an iPhoneand charts them as a kind of productivity.
The increasing outsourcing of biological function provided the subtext of Yuri Pattison’s “sunset provision.” The exhibition was originally envisioned as a continuation of “user, space,” the artist’s solo show last summer at London’s Chisenhale Gallery, where Pattison’s experience of co-working spaces served as the starting point for an investigation of the aesthetics of contemporary labor. Collapsing the aggressively anonymous
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