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Johanna Flato

MA work

On End[s]

On End[s] consists of three discrete components: a looping video animation on mirrored screens ("Recite Lipsum Corpus"), two freestanding 'autocues' streaming meditations on pleasure and pain algorithmically-generated from a recurrent neural network ("Generate Lipsum Corpus"), and a well-worn 1914 edition of Cicero's De Finibus, with all but two pages replaced with refreshed, multi-sourced lorem ipsum text ("Return Lipsum Corpus").


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2018



  • Flato investigates the ways in which 'site' is mediated, multiplied, and manipulated through language and technology, creating research-based, iterative projects through which the tensions and thresholds of these interplays are made visible. 

    Her materials include maps, text, voice, and algorithms; variable outcomes span experimental micro-organizations, essays, social media series, digital videos, sculptures, and installations.

    She employs the neologism syn-site as a syntactical tool in these pursuits.

  • Degrees

  • BA Humanities, BA Studio Art, Yale University, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • A Month at the Venice Art Biennale: Work by British Council Fellows, Bow Arts, London, 2018; Sirens in the Blank,Royal College of Art, Hockney Gallery, London, 2018; The Serving (Library), The Serving Library, Liverpool, 2017; WIP Show, Royal College of Art, Dyson Gallery, London, 2017; Circle of Women, The Foundry, New York City, 2016; A Room Full of Teeth, Regina Rex Gallery, New York City, 2015; Soul, Sequins & Solid Gold, BLDG Gallery, Covington, 2015; Time to Hit the Road: Curated by Gerson Zevi, Leila Heller Gallery, New York City, 2014; Assembly: Yale Undergraduate Thesis Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, 2014; Yale, Gerson Zevi, New Haven, 2013; For Ed: Splendor in the Grass with Olympic Lad and Lass, Yale School of Art, New Haven, 2013