anne de vries installation
Installation view, Trails Rising, The Green Room

Anne de Vries – Trails Rising

29th June – 29th July 2012

The Green Room presents 'Trails Rising' by Anne de Vries (NL, 1977), an installation that continues the theme of “merging matter and information” following his recent exhibition ‘Trails of the Hive Mind’ at Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin.

De Vries is interested in how the world is understood through and affected by media technology: specifically how media formats influence a perception of reality and simultaneously have a physical impact on commodities within a global economy.

Contradictory information is often carefully separated, Vries’ work reconnects elements as his raw material, assessing how matter and information are constantly impacting one another.

To accompany the exhibition, Francis Heylighen's essay ‘The Global Brain as a New Utopia’(2002) is available through The Composing Rooms ‘ReSearch’ page ( The essay discusses an imagined future where technology facilitates a knowledge network able to advise and guide all aspects of humanity. De Vries has chosen the paper to speculate differences between futurist idealism and actuality.

Exhibitions include; Trails of the Hive Mind – Sandy Brown, Berlin (solo), 002 Eye Rubs – Elaine, Basel, Become Immersed – Ghoete-Institut, Rotterdam and Forecast – Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf [all 2012], Target Language – Appendix Project Space, Oregon, Still/life – FOAMMuseum, Amsterdam and DDA: Dutch Design Award, Old Galata Bridge, Istanbul [all 2011]. DeVries is currently an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Trails Rising is Anne deVries first UK solo exhibition.


Anne de Vries artwork
Anne de Vries, Banana, Apple and Pear Image Transfer, 2012 Digital print on photo paper, 160 x 70 cm
Anne de Vries artwork
Anne de Vries, detail of Banana, Apple and Pear Image Transfer, 2012 Digital print on photo paper, 160 x 70 cm