Inspired by reduced geographical mobility in recent months, Ryan Gander created A machine to send you somewhere else, one which gives the visitor the opportunity to escape, if only by way of imagining, any kind of local restrictions on traveling. Each ticket is unique and printed on demand, carrying latitude and longitude coordinates of a point somewhere on the planet located on land, selected randomly by a computer algorithm.
A ticket machine mounted behind a steel sheet panel, installed flush into the gallery wall cavity. A paper ticket can be redeemed by activating a touch-free motion sensor located on panel next to a slot from which the ticket automatically appears. Each ticket is unique and printed on demand, carrying latitude and longitude co-ordinates of a point somewhere on the planet located on land, selected randomly by a computer algorithm.
Ryan Gander is an artist living and working in Suffolk and London in the UK. Over the past two decades, Gander has established an international reputation through a vast and pluralistic body of artworks that materialise in many different forms, ranging from sculpture, apparel and writing to architecture, painting, typefaces, publications and performance. As well as curating exhibitions, he is a committed educator, having taught at international art institutions and universities, and has written and presented television programmes on and about contemporary art and culture for the BBC.