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Get involved with our latest exhibition, a new version of ‘I am the Warrior’ at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton.19 March 2013 - 27 April 2013
The project is a completely open exhibition. If you can bring your work to the gallery it will be included. See the link above for full details.
The Infocalypse Stack
22 February 2013 - 23 March 2013
Ceri Hand Gallery
6 Copperfield Street, London
Our new exhibition The Infocalypse Stack imagines the world after a technological disaster.
The new works contemplate what might be produced as cultural artefacts in a post information-apocalypse world. These include shrines produced by the survivors commemorating significant events of the disaster, such as Neo-Luddites attacking artificially intelligent machines; the commemoration of humans, machines and uplifted animals achieving similar levels of sentience and attempts by super computers to create organic data storage.
Other works include hand-painted animations that further explore the idea of organic data storage and artefacts such as giant necklaces and pendants made and worn by the survivors as they attempt to piece together ideas of the pre-Infocalypse world.
We have also developed a robotic drawing arm in partnership with Ad Spiers, robotics specialist and with generous support from Pervasive Media Studio based at Watershed, Bristol. The robotic arm translates drawings given to it and renders them as hand-drawn images, which the we have then painted. The arm has been programmed to have an emergent drawing style, using functions of the motors that control movement to create a certain weight and quality of line. A number of paintings created in this way and depicting scenes from the Infocalypse will be displayed, alongside images the arm will produce live on a daily basis within the gallery.
All of the works in the exhibition have evolved from our interest in fictional depictions of post-apocalyptic societies. In these and other recent works, most notably Gleaners of the Infocalypse for Tatton Park Biennial, 2012 (in which the we converted the rear half of a passenger jet plane into a feral wildlife artist’s studio), we have attempted to consider their own value as artists and how the output of their occupation might be used as a commodity to trade in order to survive.
With special thanks to Access Space and Ad Spiers, and Pervasive Media Studio for their support.
See also The Infocalypse Stack blog - a post apocalyptic mood board.
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