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Artificial Retirement

artificial retirement

August 19 – September 11, 2016
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday 1pm—6pm or by appointment

Artificial Retirement specifically addresses the question, What is failure in this technologically aided era? The show presents artworks and performances by artists working with ideas of ‘Failure, Imperfection, and Destruction.’ We live in a time in which electronic devices successfully execute our orders offering more convenient and improved lifestyles. It is almost impossible to detach from this digitally-driven world. Is this because we feel safer, healthier, and happier than ever before? Or is it simply that we have become so dependent on these devices that we no longer question their efficacy?

What differentiates humans from machines is that we act autonomously. In the digital world though, autonomous acts can be found within errors, when the machines are malfunctioning, not working as they are expected, as they are needed. The participating artists respond to these failures through art and research, poetically and philosophically.

Artificial Retirement is one of Flux Factory’s 2016 major exhibitions and is curated by Jung In Jung and Joelle Fleurantin.

Participating Artists: Alessio Chierico, Sarah Dahlinger, Tal Danino, Fan Letters (Alex Nathanson & Dylan Neely), Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo, Zoey Hart, Sam Lavigne, Rebecca Lieberman, Amelia Marzec and Robert Mayson, Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon, Openfield, Niki Passath, Byron Rich and Heather Brand, Kat Sullivan, Sergio Mora-Diaz, and Caitlin Sikora.

Exhibiting Works:
Unpainted Undrawn—Alessio Chierico
Tunnel Vision—Sarah Dahlinger
Microuniverse—Tal Danino
Neglect—Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo
In Honor of Imperfection—Zoey Hart
Slow Hot Computer—Sam Lavigne
Mnemograph—Rebecca Lieberman
Weather Center for the Apocalypse—Amelia Marzec
Torn—Kat Sullivan, Sergio Mora-Diaz and Caitlin Sikora

Particulate Matter—Amelia Marzec and Robert Mayson
The Entertaining Aspects of Destruction—Niki Passath
Torn—Kat Sullivan, Sergio Mora-Diaz and Caitlin Sikora
First Time Caller, Long Time Listener and Can We Complete This—Fan Letters
G.A.R.R.y.—Byron Rich and Heather Brand

In Honor of Imperfection—Zoey Hart
Blind Ambition—Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon

August 19, 6-9pm: Opening Reception begins at 6pm, performances start at 7pm. Performances by Byron Rich and Heather Brand, Niki Passath, and Fan Letters.

August 28, 2-5pm: ‘In Honor of Imperfection’ workshop with Zoey Hart.

September 4, 2pm-3pm: ‘Blind Ambition’ workshop with Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon.

September 8, 6pm: Flux Thursday with presentations by Artificial Retirement participating artists.

September 11, 6pm: Closing Performances by Amelia Marzec and Robert Mayson, Openfield, Kat Sullivan, Sergio Mora-Diaz and Caitlin Sikora.

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