03 June 2019

Rachel Rossin’s Recursive Truth

to be Premiered at Phillips New York on 8-12 June


The Second Artist Commission of the

Phillips x Daata Editions Partnership

NEW YORK – 3 JUNE 2019 – Phillips and Daata Editions are pleased to announce the second digital artwork jointly commissioned through their partnership – Rachel Rossin’s Recursive Truth. Based on generative AI research, Recursive Truth uses video game mods and deep fakes to explore loss, memory, and truth as a medium. Bugs created inside the work expose the fragility of memory and ultimately either destroy the video game or function only as visual gags. The new video work will debut at Phillips New York from 8 – 12 June and will also be available to collectors worldwide online at Daata Editions and Phillips.com. Recursive Truth will be unveiled on Saturday, 8 June, at a breakfast hosted by David Gryn and Anne-Sophie Villemin of Daata Editions and Megan Newcome of Phillips and will be celebrated with an artist cocktail reception on Tuesday, 11 June.


Also on view in conjunction with Recursive Truth  is The Edge of Reason, a new playlist curated by Daata Editions and Phillips to commemorate the commission. Artists featured include Sue de Beer, Keren Cytter, Hayden Dunham, Casey Jane Ellison, FlucT, Kara Gut, Cassie McQuater, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Hannah Perry, Georgie Roxby Smith.


Rachel Rossin (b. 1987, Florida, USA) is a painter and programmer whose multi-disciplinary practice has established her as a pioneer in the field of virtual reality. Her work blends painting, sculpture, new media, gaming, and video to create digital landscapes that focus on entropy, embodiment, the ubiquity of technology and its effect on our psychology. She has exhibited in New York, London, Miami, Seattle, Basel, Shanghai, Riga, Istanbul and Helsinki. In 2015 she was the first recipient of the Fellowship in Virtual Reality Research and Development from New Museum’s NEW INC. In 2019 she will have solo shows at Zabludowicz Collection in London, 14a in Hamburg, Germany and a new commission for the Akron Art Museum in Akron, OH.


Rachel Rossin lives and work in New York City.

Rachel Rossin Viewing: 8-12 June, New York
Location: 450 Park Avenue, New York