Ilona Sagar
Human Factors

31 January to 22 February 2014

Advancements in information technology have left a messy physiological residue. The body swiftly responds even to subtle shifts in everyday tools and regular environments. The fixation of virtual space as indiscriminate to absolute space reinforces corporeality as the site where internal and external languages collide. Ilona Sagar’s exhibition Human Factors analyses international physical measurement standards and the science of responsive design through short film, digital imagery, performance, text and audio. Ergonomic syntax, both scientific and fleshy, fuels the film’s idiosyncratic logic and Sagar’s vivid output.

Ilona Sagar (b.1985, lives and works in London) received a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 2008 and completed an MFA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2012. Recent exhibitions include The Ballad of Peckham Rye, Bussey Building, Peckham; Art on the Underground as part of the Art Licks Weekend; Saturated Space commission for the Architectural Association (all 2013); Heart of Darkness, Le Centre national d’art contemporain, Nice FR; The Visionary Trading Project, Guest Projects (both 2012); States of Matter, the Swiss Church (2011); and Architectural Playgrounds, Barbican Gallery (2010). Upcoming projects include TENDERPIXEL at Art Rotterdam, NL (February 2014); and Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art (March 2014).

Human Factors credits

Voiceover: Penelope McGhie
Dancers: Phil Barton and Hayley Jones
Woman: Rhiannon Hughes

Sound design: Patrick Burniston
Voice dub: Doug Haywood
Operator and gaffer: Tom Nowell

Soft Addiction credits

Narration: Penelope McGhie and Shaun French
Sound design and mix: Ilona Sagar and Doug Haywood
Writer: Ilona Sagar