Regular Expressions

November 7, 2015 - February 6, 2016

Aleksandra Domanović, David Horvitz, Jeremy Hutchison, after Oliver Laric and the Lincoln Collection, Lindsay Lawson, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Solid Gold Bomb, Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn (VDM Publishing)

Lindsay Lawson, Bunny_rbbt likes you, 2013
Digital print, 50 x 70 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Gillmeier Rech, Berlin

Lindsay Lawson, Bunny_rbbt likes you, 2013 Digital print, 50 x 70 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Gillmeier Rech, Berlin

A blinking vertical line—an empty cursor inside a search field is the elemental form of this exhibition. A “regular expression” in computer science defines a set of symbols, which describe a specific search pattern. Here, the term also captures the irony of outcomes when artists work with digital systems governed by the grammars of the searchable and the scrapeable—that is, when they select amongst the Internet’s vast pseudo-inventories that do not quite contain things, but rather their possibilities that are suspended in arrays of presets and on-demand options.

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Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold)

Feb 21, 2015 – Feb 20, 2016

Ken Lum

Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold), Ken Lum (2015). Photo: Dennis Ha

Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold), Ken Lum (2015). Photo: Dennis Ha

Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold) by Canadian artist Ken Lum is the first commissioned work presented at 221A’s new outdoor site as part of the Semi-Public program at 271 Union Street. The installation is a 1:3 scale replica of a mass-produced, Vancouver architectural style of homes known as the “Vancouver Special”, popularized from 1965 to 1985 with an estimated 10,000 homes built.

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Toggle

August 8, 2015

Toggle, neverhitsend (2015)

Toggle, neverhitsend (2015)

Toggle is an exhibition platform authored by the collective neverhitsend. It is a customized Chrome browser plugin that allows users to overlay content atop any already existing web page, creating a hidden metapage of text, images, hyperlinks, and other information that is only visible to those with the plugin installed.

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