[spectre] Database Imaginary exhibition - interview online
sarah.e.cook at sunderland.ac.uk
Thu Jan 13 18:31:42 CET 2005
"... Now that databases have become instantiated in nearly every aspect
of contemporary culture, I think it’s important for artists to
recuperate what this mass of numbers might mean in lived experience or,
on the opposite end of the spectrum, to get a certain sense of the
sublime..." - Steve Dietz
This week on Rhizome you can find an interview by Kevin McGarry with
the curators of the exhibition Database Imaginary: Sarah Cook, Steve
Dietz and Anthony Kiendl.
The exhibition, which presents 23 works made by 33 artists between 1971
2004, is in its last weeks at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff
Centre, Canada (it closes January 23, 2005) but will be touring Canada,
the US and UK/Europe through mid 2006. The next venue is the Dunlop Art
Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, opening in mid March 2005.
The exhibition website, which is regularly updated images and texts, is
Artists in the exhibition:
Cory Arcangel, Julian Bleecker, Natalie Bookchin, Kayle Brandon & Heath
Bunting, Alan Currall, Beatriz da Costa, Hans Haacke, Harwood/Mongrel,
Hegedus, Axel Heide, Pablo Helguera, Lisa Jevbratt/C5, George Legrady,
Manovich, Jennifer + Kevin McCoy, Muntadas, onesandzeros, Scott
Philip Pocock, Edward Poitras, David Rokeby, Warren Sack, Jamie Schulte,
Thomson&Craighead, Brooke Singer, Gregor Stehle, University of Openess,
Angie Waller, Cheryl L'Hirondelle Waynohtew, Marina Zurkow
A catalogue for the exhibition will be available in late spring 2005.
The exhibition was co-organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
Public Library, and made possible with funding from The Canada Council
for the Arts, the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and
Technology, Canadian Heritage (Museums Assistance Program), and the
for the Arts.
We'd love to hear what you think of the show!
Dr. Sarah Cook, New Media Curator / Research
School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture, University of Sunderland
CRUMB web resource for new media art curators
BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
More information about the SPECTRE