Sterling Crispin

Joey Holder @ Channel Normal, Jul 10

7 July 2015

Online exhibition space Channel Normal invites another artist to exhibit digitally, this time bringing in UK artist Joey Holder for a solo exhibition titled Proteus, launching on July 10.

Holder, who was a recent finalist for the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award, follows in the footsteps of a series of solo digital exhibitions launched by Channel Normal, including recent ones with Viktor Timofeev, Sterling Crispin, and Lawrence Lek.

With Proteus, Holder is exploring environmental “metagenomics”, or the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples, as well as, according to the exhibition’s press release, “microbiome analysis, ecological remediation, self-monitoring, self-sensing, sense tracking, DNA molecular replacement for silicon microchips”.

See the Channel Normal website on July 10 to view the exhibition. **

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Sterling Crispin @ Channel Normal, Mar 4 – 25

2 March 2015

Hawaiian artist Sterling Crispin brings his latest exhibition DATA-MASKS to Channel Normal, where it will be on view from March 4 to 25.

The online exhibition space makes its mark concentrating predominately on time- and web-based words, and Crispin’s show hits both marks. The co-author of OpenDroneControl, an open source software platform for developing interactive art and research projects with aerial robotics, has been working in net-based and net-focused practices for years and DATA-MASKS only further builds on this foundation.

Like a lot of his previous work, DATA-MASKS explores spirituality, consciousness and the notion of impermanence in the exponentially growing reality of computing technology and networked global culture.

Using state-of-the-art face detection algorithms to build a series of 3D printed face masks that satisfy such algorithms, the goal, says Crispin, is “to show the machine what it’s looking for, to hold a mirror up to the all-seeing eye of the digital-panopticon we live in and let it stare back into its own mind”. 

Visit the Channel Normal website on March 4 to view Crispin’s work or visit the FB exhibition page for details. **

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