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.
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)