“It's natural to think that time can be represented by a line. But a line has a shape. What shape should we give to the line that represents time? This is a question about the topology, or structure, of time.
"One natural way to answer our question is to say that time should be represented by a single, straight, non-branching, continuous line that extends without end in each of its two directions. This is the “standard topology” for time. But for each of the features attributed to time in the standard topology, two interesting questions arise: (a) does time in fact have that feature? and (b) if time does have the feature in question, is this a necessary or a contingent fact about time?”
This exhibition poses the question of, “What are the many ways time can be visualized?” and “What are contemporary ways of exploring our relationship with time?” The goal for this exhibition have each artist to find their unique way of expressing time as if it was a physical terrain. Whether internalized like the body and mind or externalized like a landscape. The artists are encouraged to envision different components of how time can be portrayed or how the world is effected by time in some contemporary sense.
About the Artists
ARIADNE is a multimedia experimental sacred music duo based in Brooklyn, New York comprised of Christine Papania and Benjamin Forest. With a focus on interspersing the ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the postmodern, ARIADNE flawlessly bridges the two worlds through their intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, and captivating live performances.
Mark Dorf is a New York based artist whose creative practice employs a mixture of photography, digital media, and sculpture. In his most recent work, Dorf explores society's perceptions of and interactions with the digital domain, urban and architectural environments, and the "Natural Landscape". With an interest in technology and science, he scrutinizes and examines the influence of the information age in order to understand our curious habitation of the 21st century world.
Patricio Gonzalez Vivo is an artist and developer based in New York. He explores interstitial spaces between organic and synthetic, analog and digital, individual and collective. In his work he uses code as an expressive language with the intention of developing a better together. Patricio studied and practiced psychotherapy and expressive art therapy. He holds an MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons The New School, where he now teaches.
Jen Lowe is a writer and researcher based in Brooklyn. Jen taught at NYU ITP and SVA's Design for Social Innovation program. She was a researcher at the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University, and she cofounded the School for Poetic Computation. She's spoken at SXSW and Eyeo, and contributed ideas at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Her work has been published in Scientific American and covered by The New York Times and Fast Company. Jen is also a member of deeplab, a collaborative group of women researchers, artists, writers, engineers, and cultural producers.
Sophie Kahn states that her work, "addresses the resonances of death in the technological image. It owes its fragmented aesthetic to the collision of the body with new imaging devices. The precise 3d scanner I use was never designed to capture the body, which is always in motion. When confronted with a moving body, it receives conflicting spatial coordinates, generating glitch. I then 3d print this damaged data at maquette- or life-size. The finished sculptures draw inspiration from funereal and memorial sculpture, and appear to be faux-historical forgeries – or contemporary relics."
Rollin Leonard, b. 1984 Wheat Ridge CO. Living in Los Angeles CA. Work has been exhibited at the Transfer Gallery NYC, Whitney Museum of Art NYC, Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburg, Photographers Gallery London, and Pompidou Center Paris.
Danielle Ezzo is a photo-based artist and Anton Marini is a graphics programmer. Together they are curious about where imaging technology and the human form meet. They attempt to create a virtual union between lovers, all the while, realizing that technology both facilitates connection while mediating it. They are forever suspended in limbo, between two bodies. By simultaneously photographing and filming their subjects, Danielle and Anton, create 3D models generated from this data. The video is then wrapped around each model based on a mapped pattern, called an atlas, which makes assumptions about how the texture should be displayed. The disparity between visuals cues, physical anatomy, and programatic error create pause.
Zach Nader is an artist pushing the limits of contemporary image editing software tools to generate new content and aethestics for existing photographic imagery. His reworkings of print ads, commercials and other disposable imagery have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including during a month-long nightly video installation on 23 advertisement billboards as part of Time Square Arts’ Midnight Moment. His work has also been shown at Centre Pompidou Paris, France, and Eyebeam, New York, NY, among many others. Nader completed an Art & Science Residency at The Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Brooklyn, NY. He was born in Dallas, Texas and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Zach Nader is represented by Microscope Gallery in New York.
Cover artwork courtesy of the artist: Rollin Leonard, 2017