NEoN Digital Arts is collaborating with the AHRC funded research project The Future of Indeterminacy: Datification, Memory, Bio-Politics, DJCAD, University of Dundee, and NOMAS*Projects in central Dundee to host an exhibition featuring five commissioned artworks that suggest connections and commonalities between sharing and indeterminacy. We casually use the word ‘share’ to describe distributing images, stories and info across social media networks, sharing suggests ownership, and yet inclusivity, generosity, accessibility, and holding in common. “Indeterminacy” designates the interplay of design and chance, system and impulse, repeatability and is a vibrant dynamic of change. From an international open call for early career media artists, we invited four artists and one artist duo to develop new works to be showcased in the window spaces of NOMAS* Projects.
Image Credit: Study for Sponge Project Dina Kelberman
•Jennifer Gradecki and Derek Curry (Boston) project Going Viral is a participatory web project that allows viewers to share algorithmically generated informational videos about COVID-19 that feature social media influencers and celebrities that have spread misinformation and fake news about the virus, including its origins, treatments and preventions.
•Enorê is a Brazilian artist currently based in London, Drifting (greater London, randomized) is a COVID lockdown inspired, web-based artwork that draws from the Google Street View to create code based wanderings.
•Dina Kelberman (Los Angeles) has created Study for Sponge Project a time-based appropriation/assemblage piece in which thousands of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) sponge videos are collected and reassembled from Instagram accounts.
•Martin Disley (Edinburgh) will show Future False Positive, an AI based artwork documenting ongoing critical research into machine vision technology using a dataset for autonomous vehicle training.
•Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo (Berlin and New York City, will present Sequencer, a series of three short silent animation works generated through a layering process that begins with animations live-coded in a homemade digital system and passes them through vintage analog and emulated video processing systems.
NEoN Digital Arts: https://northeastofnorth.com/
The Indeterminacy Project: https://indeterminacy.ac.uk/
NOMAS Projects: http://nomasprojects.org/