Join us for the opening reception of Speculative on Thursday, 16 June 2011, 8-10 PM
Thursday 30 June, 2011
Performances by Zach Blas, Micha Cárdenas, MAL IDEA (Michelle Lee), Elle Mehrmand, Christopher O'Leary, and Malcolm Smith.
Thursday 28 July, 2011
Panel Discussion with Christopher O'Leary, Zach Blas, Jack Halberstam, Rita Raley and Jordan Crandall.
Purchase an online copy of the exhibition catalogue from Lulu here.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Casey Alt is an artist whose work explores how interface mediates power and culture. Central to Alt’s practice is his critique of commercial design as the ascendant discipline for engineering social control and the techniques employed towards this end. Though primarily situating this investigation within the realm of computational media, Alt’s works often span multiple mediums, including software programming, design, installation, gaming, and performance. As an extension to his arts practice, Alt is also a frequent commentator on the ways computational technologies have transformed various forms of cultural production, writing on media practices as diverse as bioinformatics to architecture, 3D modeling programs to videogames. Currently based in Taipei, alt has held professorships in the Department of Art, Art history & Visual Studies at Duke University and in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at Columbia University. See more at altcasey.com or vacillogix.com
Zach Blas is an artist and writer working at the intersections of networked media, queerness, and the political. His on-going project, Queer Technologies, is a collective that produces critical applications, tools, and situations for queer technological agency, interventions, and social formation. Zach has exhibited at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool, England, Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Fe Arts gallery in Pittsburgh, File Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil, and the 2010 Arse Elektronika Festival in San Francisco, where he was the recipient of a Prixxx Arse Elektronika. He has participated in residencies on “Art and Resistance” at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Chiapas, Mexico, “On the Commons; or, Believing-Feeling- Acting Together” at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, and “Devisualize” at the Medialab Prado, Madrid, Spain. Rhizome.org has recently interviewed him, and he has published in a Mínima, E-misf ...
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