"Actuarial science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions." ---Wikipedia
With Actuarial Time, Luedtke looks at the site of paused video to describe how bodies in time are sites of projection and speculation. Their value, health, quality and duration are simultaneously accidental, unique and determined, accounted for by insurance, medicine and investment capital.
Using projected corporate video, sculpture, prints and drawings, Actuarial Time frames the interruptions between lived time, clock time, leisure-time and lifetime within ad narratives about healthcare and insurance. A central, tiled table-scape with projected video acts as both a time-piece and soundtrack, taking cues from the experience of interrupted content on platforms such as YouTube. Idealistic narrative and music charges the space and other works in the room as the cycles of pause, interruption, content and release continue.
Daniel Luedtke lives, labors and loves in Chicago and makes art between several mediums such as drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video and music. Before, after and during an MFA from SAIC in 2013, Daniel has exhibited work nationally and internationally in spaces such the Walker Art Center - Minneapolis, Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, the Tom of Finland Foundation - Los Angeles, Museum of Art and Design - New York and NP3 Gallery - Netherlands. Daniel is a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in the Contemporary Practices department.