For New Yorkers reading (or for visitors from out of town), check out bitform’s show “Vanishing Point” opening on Thursday, May 30th at 6 PM. The show features work by artists Annie Dorsen, Kyle McDonald, Boris Meister, Elaine Reichek, Sebastian Schmieg, Mungo Thomson, Clement Valla, and Siebren Versteeg. The show is curated by A. E. Benenson, and focuses on problems of scale in the digital age.
Benson’s curatorial statement:
At the birth of modern computing, a paradox: only after Alan Turing theorizes an infinitely large computer* do we begin to plausibly imagine how our world could be digitally remade as small as possible. That is, it’s only after Turing fixed our technological gaze outwards onto infinity that we began our relentless dwindling inwards, towards miniaturized circuits and virtualization. Taking this contradictory movement as both its content and form, the exhibition Vanishing Point presents views of a contemporary digital vastness that is both boundless and barely there.
bitforms is located at 529 West 20th St, New York, NY. More information here.