Date

Jun – Jul 2016



Location

London


Venue

Punctum Gallery


Collaborators 

Alessandra Di Lorenzo
Azzurra Pitruzzella
Benedetta Turlon


Artists

Natalie Anastasiou
Mustafa Boga
Irini Folerou
Maria Luigia Gioffrè
Nicola Lorini
Lazeez Raimi
Juan Covelli Reyes
Ilia Rogatchevski
Lorraine Williams
Neale Willis

Alex co-curated SELF/CONTROL, a collaborative exhibition that explores how technologies have affected the construction of the self, control over information and collective and individual memory making. It is a conversation between the immediate present, the long forgotten past and the impending future.

Technology is an intrinsic part of everyday life. It constantly changes the way we navigate our streets with the maps and apps available to us. It shortens distances and gaps of human communication. But technology also allows itself to disappear. The way it operates is hidden; from the way data is collected to the way our feeds are constructed. And yet it is becoming a natural extension of our physical realm. How well do we really know this virtual extension of ourselves and of our world?

The ten artists exhibited investigate the digital spaces that we are so comfortable inhabiting. They question and problematize our relationships with technology. They analyse, with different medium and works, the concepts that represent some of the key issues for our imminent future. The exhibition invited the audience to witness the rhythms, processes and dissemination of the digital realm.


Mark