7 May – 1 June, 2014
In Settings>Luke Hand, the artist presents an oversized, advertisement-like reproduction of an iPhone, displaying an imagined ‘Settings’ screen recording his current psychological settings. Born from a fascination with technology, digital media, and the way people interact with them, Luke does not intend this work to make sweeping claims about contemporary society. Rather, he is inspired by his own personal obsession with, and reliance on, his phone. Luke has utilised various apps to track factors of his life, including personal metrics, sleep and psychological state. This drawing appropriates the common display screen for such apps and introduces psychological measurements. Illustrating a potential for the future of technology, Luke proposes an app which, rather than reflecting our personal information, inverts this process, with the phone controlling our personal states. This is a future that, these days, does not feel too far-fetched.