Oli Sorenson.
SELECTED WORKS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER


Video Pistoletto performance @Division Gallery for Art Souterrain, 2017


No More Heroes [James Bond Edition], 2017


Video Pistoletto photography @LaCastiglione Gallery, 2017


Fontana Mashup @POPOP Gallery, 2016


Video Pistoletto @FILE Festival, 2015


No More Heroes @Trois Point Gallery, 2015


Aliases @Mutek IMG, 2013


Mapping Buren @multiple venues, 2010-12


Control Room @multiple venues, 2009-11

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Los Angeles, Oli Sorenson has lived and worked in London (UK) between 1999 and 2010, to combine his artistic activities with curatorial work (including several events at Tate Britain, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the British Film Institute). Sorenson has often exhibited internationally, including at the Millennium Museum (Beijing), the Media Art Institute (Amsterdam), ZKM (Karlsruhe) and DokFest (Kassel). He performs regularly in media festivals such as ISEA (Helsinki and Nagoya), Mapping Festival (Geneva) and MAF (Bangkok). He is now based in Montreal, Canada since 2010.

As a remix artist, Sorenson defines his practice by subverting preconceptions of originality and singular authorship, an approach that is often delivered via media performance projects in festive and collaborative contexts. His explorations are fed particularly by a fascination for the overabundance of content and information available online, as much as a critique of the strict copyright rules imposed on mechanically and digitally reproducible media. Praised here is a material culture that has long preceded networked conditions, via practices sampling and sharing, to reassess the hierarchies between authored creation and acts to copy, transform and combine existing works. In a nutshell, Sorenson's studio production blends processes of remixing, hacking, reverse engineering and mending, that re-use cultural materials not in spite of their propertied ties to private assets but rather in respect of their belonging to a certain heritage, patrimony, and/or collective memory.

Oli Sorenson is represented by La Castiglione Gallery in Montreal.

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