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CODED AFTER LOVELACE
2 November 2014 until 6 March 2015
Hannah Maclure Centre
Carla Gannis / Claudia Hart / Olia Lialina / Rosa Menkman / Erica Scourti / Lillian F Schwartz / Lorna Mills / Cornelia Sollfrank / Kate Rich
Curated by Nora O’ Murchú & Faith Holland
Preview: Sunday 2 November, 4pm-7pm
Exhibition continues: Friday 6 March 2015. Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
“Artists have always been among the first to reflect on the culture and technology of their time, and decades before the digital revolution had been officially proclaimed, they were experimenting with the digital medium”
Coded After Lovelace offers a survey of art that critically reflects on the creative use of technology, its development and limitations. From the room-sized computers of the Bell Labs era to the tablet-based work of today, this exhibition explores the divergent interests and approaches that have driven artistic experimentation with technology.
The exhibition, named after Ada Lovelace, who is credited as being the first computer programmer, acknowledges the role of women, past and present working at the forefront of art and technology. Pixels, compression, malleability of photographic objects and 3D renderings are some of the technological development artists have embraced to creatively experiment with the possibilities of the medium. In responding to the central role science and technological research plays in contemporary culture they have driven innovative processes and techniques, pushing the boundaries of art.
Coded After Lovelace creates a new lineage across artists of different generations.
*Featured image: Cornelia Solfrank, anonymous-warhol flowers@Aug_28_20.15.51_2014 (2014)