“CODE and NOISE”

curated by Christine Duval

 

 JD Beltran & Scott Minneman, Jim Campbell, Daniel Canogar, Mel Day & Frank Ham,

Laurie Frick, James Lanahan, LigoranoReese, Clive McCarthy, Simon Pyle,

Casey Reas, Laura Splan, and Yang Yongliang.

 

CURRENTS, New Media Festival

Santa Fe, June 10-26, 2016

“CODE and NOISE” is a multi-media exhibition that offers a fresh look at the ways in which contemporary artists create or leverage software in the production of their work. In the exhibition, viewers encounter works in mediums that span much of art history: from woodcut, textile, photograph, and painting to super 8, video, and generative art. The exhibition addresses not simply the variety of mediums, but also highlights the varied approaches these artists take in yoking the language of computers to their art.

 

The advent of the computer is arguably one of the most culturally significant developments of the last century. In the early sixties, at a time when mainframe computers could only be found in large industrial or university laboratories, scientists and mathematicians like Manfred Mohr went on to adopt the role of artist and computer art was born. But computer-generated art was graphical in nature and tended to be solely structured around a techno-centric narrative. By the mid eighties, the appearance of off-the-shelf software and the widespread adoption of personal computers changed our relationship with technology forever. Today, software continues its inexorable spread into our daily lives with the “internet of things”—into our homes, appliances and cars. In the same manner, software has infiltrated many artistic practices—sometimes as a tool, but more often than not as an ever-evolving medium in itself.

 

Whether the artists in “Code and Noise” wrote their own code or leveraged existing ones, they all are preoccupied how the technology can mimic, transform, or alter the perception of the world we live in.  The featured artists gather and study information from a wide range of sources—the TV, newspapers, photographs, Fitbit, the internet, or scientific research documentation—and then seek to actively engage the viewer in the meaning of the work.

 

 

Code-and-Noise-flyer

Code-and-Noise-flyer

Invitation

Invitation

Pasatiempo Cover

Pasatiempo Cover

Preview by Paul Weideman

Preview by Paul Weideman

Installation shot

Installation shot

CODE and NOISE

Installation shot

Installation shot

CODE and NOISE

Installation shot

Installation shot

CODE and NOISE

CODE and NOISE

CODE and NOISE

@ Currents, new media Festival, Santa Fe

Santa Fe, Installation shot

Santa Fe, Installation shot

Laurie Frick

Installation shot

Installation shot

Laura Splan

Installation shot

Installation shot

@ Currents, new media Festival, Santa Fe

Installation shot

Installation shot

James Lanahan

James Lanahan

James Lanahan

from the Signal Noise series

Installation shot

Installation shot

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

installation shot

installation shot

Currents, new media Festival

Simon Pyle

Simon Pyle

Quantified Selfie, detail

Installation shot

Installation shot

CODE and NOISE

installation shot

installation shot

Ligorano Reese, Jim Campbell and Casey Reas

Casey Reas

Casey Reas

Today's Ideology, July 26

Daniel Canogar

Daniel Canogar

from the Small Data series

Installa

Installa

Laurie Frick, Laura Splan, Laurie Frick

Laurie Frick

Laurie Frick

Daily Stress Inventory 2

Laura Splan

Laura Splan

from the Manifest series

Installation shot

Installation shot

CODE and NOISE

Laurie Frick

Laurie Frick

Ins

Ins

CODE and NOISE

Installation

Installation

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

Installation shot

Installation shot

Mel Day & Frank Ham

Installation shot

Installation shot

Ligorano Reese, Jim Campbell and Casey Reas

Installation shot

Installation shot

James Lanahan and Simon Pyle

James Lanahan

James Lanahan

from the Signal Noise series

Installation shot

Installation shot

CODE and NOISE

Christine Duval & Jeff Medinas

Christine Duval & Jeff Medinas

Installation shot

Installation shot

Artists and staff

Artists and staff

Clive McCarthy, Mel Day, Frank Ham, C. Duval , Frank Ragano and Simon Pyle

Mariannah Amster and Simon Pyle

Mariannah Amster and Simon Pyle

James Lanahan

James Lanahan

from the Signal Noise series

Daniel Canogar

Daniel Canogar

From the Small Data Series

Daniel Canogar

Daniel Canogar

From the Small Data Series

Casey Reas

Casey Reas

Today's Ideology, July 26

Laura Splan

Laura Splan

from the Manifest series

Laura Splan

Laura Splan

Squint

Mel Day & Frank Ham

Mel Day & Frank Ham

Cloud of Unknowing

Mel Day & Frank Ham

Mel Day & Frank Ham

For the Lovers of Truth Everywhere (Lectern)

Clive McCarthy

Clive McCarthy

Bay Bridge

Ligorano Reese

Ligorano Reese

|•AM•| (Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery)

|•AM•| detail

|•AM•| detail

(courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery)

Laurie Frick

Laurie Frick

Walk 51 in 16 panels (courtesy Edward Cella Art + Architecture)

James Lanahan

James Lanahan

Signal Noise 5.0

Yang Yongliang

Yang Yongliang

Rising Mist (courtesy of duval contemporary)

JD Beltran & Scott Minneman

JD Beltran & Scott Minneman

Moon

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

Snow Globe, Fire works

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

Untitled,( self Portrait) from the Material Language series

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

San Francisco, from the Material Language Series

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

JD Beltran and Scott Minneman

Bridge

JD Beltran & Scott Minneman

JD Beltran & Scott Minneman

Road Trip

Simon Pyle

Simon Pyle

Grandpa Back From The War (jepg Decay - prints)