Spring/Summer Evening Salons: Contemporary Themes within Digital Technology

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez Digital Natives 3D prints

Spring/Summer Evening Salons: Contemporary Themes within Digital Technology

5-7pm Wednesday 27 April, 25 May & 29 June 2016

Free Entry / All Welcome

Our new series of Evening Salons for Spring/Summer 2016 is curated by Joseph Sanchez, and will explore contemporary themes within digital technology and its relationship with art and music.

The series begins 5-7pm on Wednesday 27 April with a talk and exhibition by the Colombian-British artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, an artist who challenges advances in digital technology and their deployment within society with a critical but humorous tone, using automated software, 3D printed models and sculpture alongside his ongoing research blog Algopop.

His Digital Natives series is based on everyday items such as detergent bottles which are 3D scanned and subjected to algorithms that distort and abstract objects into new vessel forms. He says ‘..these objects however have no storage function other than to embody the stored digital data that describes them’. Currently an artist in residence at Somerset House’s Makerversity, his work has been exhibited at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Good Work Gallery, NY; Nome Gallery, Berlin and Whitebuilding, London. Plummer–Fernandez is represented by Nome Gallery, Berlin.

Future Evening Salon Dates:

5-7pm Wednesday 25 May 2016
Exploring themes within Oreet Ashery’s Revisiting Genesis exhibition, which investigates the philosophical, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death in both physical and the virtual.

5-7pm Wednesday 29 June 2016
Discussions exploring the crossovers between Music/Computer Science/Art, feature a live performance and artist’s talk.

The Salons are being organised by Joe Sánchez, the Stanley Picker Gallery Digital Projects Assistant, who is assisting with developing the Gallery’s digital presence and introducing a programme of exciting new digital activity at the venue. He is one of forty recipients of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent graduates who would not otherwise be in a position to develop their skills and CV through unpaid internships or work experience.

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