Jacquelene Drinkall

Data Centre Seance

‘Data Centre Séance’, part of Correspondence of Imaginary Places, involved a collaborative psychogeographic focus on an austere data centre in Manhattan known as ‘33 Thomas Street’ and the ‘Long Lines Building’. This unusual Brutalist building was built in 1973-4 as a windowless concrete and granite fortress, strong enough to withstand a nuclear blast. Collaborative proxies of the artist Jacquelene Drinkall included the New York art collective Art Codex (Vandana Jain, Glen Einbinder, Mike Estabrook), a psychic called Neptune Sweet aka Electric Djinn aka OmniJenn also known as Jennifer Berklich, a hacker called Ryan Holsopple, and the Australian art critic for ARTnews Peter Hill. These proxies, together with a few others, braved a snow blizzard to execute the psychogeographic investigation of this building that was only recently identified by Edward Snowden as the National Security Agency’s ‘Titanpointe’.

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1. acquelene Drinkall, ‘Data Centre Séance’ 2017.  Still from video
1. acquelene Drinkall, ‘Data Centre Séance’ 2017. Still from video