Dead Reckoning


We are happy to invite you to the opening of Dead Reckoning.

Fredrik Tydén with Kristine Kemp, Berit Hjelholt, Ib Braase, Karl Sims, Reza Negarestani, Magnus Thorø Clausen and the Art and Technology Program at LACMA.
September 30 – October 29, 2017
Opening: Friday, September 29, 15–20

I hope to bequeath to future generations a Calculus of the Nervous System. I am proceeding in a track quite peculiar & my own, I believe.
- Ada Lovelace, 1844

In navigation, dead reckoning is the process of calculating one’s position by estimating the direction and distance travelled from one’s known starting point, without reference to external observations. The further you get from your point of departure the more uncertain the measurements become.

Dead Reckoning showcases new work developed for Primer by Fredrik Tydén. Magnus Thorø Clausen, art writer and curator, has written a text for the exhibition based on Tydéns practice. Additionally Primer have curated work by artist Kristine Kemp, artist Ib Braase, textile artist Berit Hjelholt, philosopher Reza Negarestani, digital media artist Karl Sims and select passages from the publication “A Report on the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1967-1971”.