CURATORIAL

DATA/FIELDS

5 New Media Installation Works

Ryoji Ikeda (Japan)
Mark Fell (United Kingdom)
France Jobin (Canada)
Andy Graydon (United States/Germany)
Caleb Coppock (United States)

curator: Richard Chartier

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Artisphere (Arlington, Virginia)
Thursday, September 22, 2011 – Sunday, November 27, 2011
opening reception: Friday, September 23, 7 – 10PM
curator’s tours: September 26, October 9, 2011

Data can be considered proof that we experience the world; as evidence of that experience; and as the experience itself.

Data are points that flow through fields. We can pause in these fields and extract the information.

If data fields are those set boundaries in which we place, consider, and collect information, then a gallery might be a great plane of these fields. Or, leaving the natural world for the subjective, it could become an index, compiled by artist and viewer together.

The works in Data/Fields utilize the thematic implications of the data field as they transform gallery space into hubs of sensory information: sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence. The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data.

Data/Fields presents new media installations by five noted international artists. These selected and commissioned works are all the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC area and include two premiere exhibition’s in the United States. Data/Fields is curated by internationally renowned sound artist Richard Chartier.

REVIEWS:

“Data/Fields is a sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art…”
—Washington Post

“Data/Fields: 5 New Media Installation Works challenges data’s unexciting reputation.”
Patch.com