Lewis Henderson
b. 1993, London, England

Off-Grid, Compiler as part of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale (UK)_2019

79 Grosvenor Rd, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3LA, 31.10.19 - 07.11.19 

Banner Repeater, London, 08.11.19 - TBC 
Late At Tate, Tate Britain, London, 06.12.19

Off-Grid <On Tour> presents new and existing works that engage with, or demystify, the protocols and particularities of digital networks (the internet or otherwise). You can find images, sounds, video files, 3D models, html/css/javascript/php, essays and concepts that contemplate (dis)connectivity through decentralised practice; from the perspectives of artists and practitioners across the globe.

The exhibition is hosted on Compiler's 'Wrong Router', a device designed to display digital art for anyone nearby with a smartphone, tablet or laptop, via ︎WiFi. The router will tour a selection of public spaces and art venues across the UK and beyond.

Melissa Aguilar // Diego Bernaschina // Bliss Factory // Simon Crowe // Alfie Dwyer // Anna Flemming // Milad Forouzandeh // Louis Frehring // Małgorzata Greszta // Brigitte Hart // Lewis Henderson // Howard Melnyczuk // Sophie Nibbs // Christoph Pelczar // Samantha Penn // Marina Polidoro // Vlada Predelina // Agathe Silvagni // Alice Thompson // Shinji Toya // Jakob Wächter // Catriona Whiteford // Natascha Young

Pourquoi Pas?

Description. The above artwork by Lewis Henderson (b.1993, London) includes a visual representation of ‘French Revolutionary Time’, converting UTC time from the device viewing the artwork, in ‘real-time’. The displayed ‘French Revolutionary Time’ is overlaying an edited .jpeg of Jean Duplessis-Bertaux’s painting ‘Prise du palais des Tuileries le 10 août 1792’ (Storming of the Tuileries on 10. Aug. 1792). The .jpeg has been edited to show a rainbow superimposed over the scene.

During the French Revolution, in 1792 France adopted ‘French Revolutionary Time’ (also known as ‘Decimal Time’). Each day is divided into 10 decimal hours, each decimal hour into 100 decimal minutes and each decimal minute into 100 decimal seconds (100000 decimal seconds per day). This is in contrast to the UTC time standard which divides the day into 24 hours, each hour into 60 minutes and each minute into 60 seconds (86400 SI seconds per day).