Oct 15, 2008–Apr 17, 2009
Coming to You LIVE presents artworks that reflect the notion of live transmission, one of the dominant technological processes that shapes and defines our relationship with information. Continually updated streams of information permeate both the home and the workplace and are increasingly pervasive elements of contemporary architecture and infrastructure. Drawing from direct news coverage, live feeds of financial data, and reality TV and its myriad DIY offshoots on YouTube, the artworks in the exhibition—like the majority of live transmissions—report on largely unspectacular material with little real-time urgency. The show is more occupied with the social, political and psychological effects of a wired world than it is with the advanced equipment that enables it. Featuring taped information that appears to be “live,” along with rather undramatic real-time footage, several of the pieces remind us that direct visual access can create a sense of profound geographic remoteness rather than the celebrated promise of immediate global connectivity.
Participating artists: Ian Burns, Francis Carlow, Saskia Holmkvist, Kimberly Miller, Ola Pehrson, Andrea Polli and Katya Sander
Curated by: Sarah Lookofsky, Art in General Curatorial Fellow
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