SIGNE PIERCE in
19 JUNE – 25 JUNE 2018
GLASSBOX, NEW YORK, USA
Technological advancement has created a new mode of living in which societies are entirely dependent upon devices. There is no space between the natural world and the virtual dimension, just a blurred margin in which we now inhabit.
The dependency on technology has developed into a relationship where these devices now serve as an appendage of our bodies. They are fundamental tools that create our desired realities, which exist in a place neither exclusively in the virtual realm or in our natural world.
Perhaps our true identities survive only on the internet, completely distinct from our humanistic personalities that others interact with face to face. In this case, do we have more freedom with the ability to create another reality or does technology now control our existence?
Anti-body, a week-long exhibition presenting four artists from Los Angeles, New York and Paris, will take place at Glassbox exhibition space in the 11th arrondissement of Paris from June 19, 2018, through June 25, 2018. Through the works of four different artists, the project explores human relationship with the Internet and technology.
The title of the show takes inspiration from the text Romancing the Anti-Body: Lust and Longing in (Cyber)space by artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, referring to a fictional persona created on the Internet as an antibody navigating through cyberspace.
The four artists share similar practices regarding technology while producing works through different mediums with diverse artistic identities and aesthetics. The works will range from a photo installation by Signe Pierce, showcasing highly-saturated, hyperreal worlds, a large-scale digitized print by Liliana Farber, a video installation by Justine Emard and a projected real-time piece by Philip Rugo, visualizing and interpreting image consumption.
The project is curated by Team YYM, a group comprised of three members: Monica Hom, Yael Gelman and Yun Gao. They are a collaborative team from San Francisco, Israel and China with diverse professional backgrounds in journalism, artistic direction and finance.