Error & Power

14 Aug 2021 – 4 Sep 2021

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11:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00

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Artcore Gallery

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Error & Power is an exhibition featuring the work of two of Artcore’s artists in residence: Naho Matsuda and Neale Willis.


About the Exhibition

Naho and Neale began their residency with Artcore in May 2020. For Error & Power, both artists explore the strategy of creating space for chance, and the potential for mistakes and errors to shape their work, whether by design or accident.

Naho takes the infamous Milgram Obedience Experiment as her source, developing an imagined narrative from the word-pairs that the ‘learner’ in the experiment was required to memorise correctly. The punishment for failure to do so was electrocution, administered by the volunteer ‘teacher’, testing the extent of their obedience to the voice of authority.

Neale’s work for Error & Power is a test of a different kind; questioning the logic and limitations of both human and artificial intelligence, Neale shows us the somewhat bizarre and idiotic (though strangely beautiful) outcomes of their combined efforts to reconstruct online images of domestic bathrooms.

About the Artists

Naho Matsuda is a German-Japanese artist based in London. Her work brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of labour, internet culture, emerging technology and the commons. Matsuda’s work includes print, publications, writing, installation and performance. The artist holds a part-time post as a research assistant and tutor in the design department at Goldsmiths University.

Website: www.nahomatsuda.com

Ig: @naho.matsuda

Neale Willis is interested in creating conflict between what enters the machine and what leaves it. The artist manipulates data to create ambiguities within the certainties of the digital realm; breeding unpredictability from the usually reassuring definite of binary data, whilst letting repetition and replication take form as a rhythm from the space in-between the known and unknown.

Website: www.nealewillis.com

Ig: @nealewillis

About Artcore

Artcore is an international centre for contemporary art and creativity based in Derby, UK. It is home to Artcore Gallery, studios and work spaces as well as a shop and cafe. A vibrant hub for commissioning, production, presentation and debate, we offer opportunities for diverse audiences to engage directly with creative practices through participation and discussion.

Here at Artcore Gallery we believe that contemporary art and creativity are central to the development of people and places. We have an extensive exhibition and residency programme which helps support early, mid-career and established artists to create work which deals with pressing social, political and environmental issues. Each year we welcome over 4000 people from all sections of the diverse communities of Derby to experience inspiring, innovative and high-quality exhibitions and events. For over 25 years we have developed links all over the world. Through this we have created a growing global community which helps us to support the aspiring artist into this contemporary world.

Error & Power launches on Friday 13 August 5-7pm

Book Launch Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-launch-error-power-tickets-165401956705​


Aisling Ward

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Neale Willis

Naho Matsuda


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