Dead Reckoning

Opening:

I hope to bequeath to future generations a Calculus of the Nervous System. I am proceeding in a track quite peculiar & my own, I believe.1

In navigation, dead reckoning is the process of calculating one’s position by estimating the direction and distance travelled from one’s known starting point, without reference to external observations. The further you get from your point of departure the more uncertain the measurements become.

Dead Reckoning showcases new work developed for Primer by Fredrik Tydén. Magnus Thorø Clausen, art writer and curator, has written a text for the exhibition based on Tydéns practice. Additionally Primer have curated work by artist Kristine Kemp, artist Ib Braase, textile artist Berit Hjelholt, philosopher Reza Negarestani, digital media artist Karl Sims and select passages from the publication “A Report on the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1967-1971”.


  1. Ada Lovelace, 1844 in Moore, Doris Langley (1977) Ada, Countess of Lovelace, Byron’s Illegitimate Daughter. London: John Murray.