Aibohphobia and the Reifier’s Schadenfreude
On View May 10 – 21, 2017
Aibohphobia and the Reifier’s Schadenfreude features over 150 computationally based sculptures and prints by Luke Demarest and the Blackspace Conscious Coding Wokeshop. Works explore language, wordplay, and communication tools that affect how we make meaning and shape contemporary society. The exhibition aims to create a relaxed and open environment where all gallery visitors can create new thought processes around how we use language and art.
Luke Demarest is a visual artist interested in free culture, human rights, and language. He is a facilitator at Blackspace and a member at HacDC. Previously, he was a web engineer at Rosetta Stone, an artist-in-residence at the American Underground, and worked on John Cage Centennial events as a principal project manager at the Mountain Lake Workshop. He has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11, 6 – 9pm with drinks and refreshments
Blackspace Artist Talk: Wednesday, May 17, 11am
Come listen to Afronauts from the Blackspace Conscious Coding Wokeshop talk about their first forays into programming and 3D-printing. See their first go at 3d-printed sculptures as the Wokeshop gains steam.
Artist Talk: Friday, May 19, 6pm during Third Friday Durham
Artist? Hacker? Activist? Neophyte? This shift-of-gears artist talk aims to create a relaxed trans-disciplinary environment where all gallery goers can create new thought processes around how we use language and art. We’ll look at programmatically generated 3D printed sculpture series, software based prints and installations, and works on paper that explore communication, word play, and digital rights across media.