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Caressing the Silver Rectangle

When:

Sat 20 May 2017, 11:00am–4:00pm
Wed 24 May 2017, 11:00am–6:00pm
Thu 25 May 2017, 11:00am–6:00pm
Fri 26 May 2017, 11:00am–6:00pm
Sat 27 May 2017, 11:00am–4:00pm

Where: Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Level 1/147 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Jesse Bowling, Louise Lever, Maddy Plimmer
Opening: May 3, 5:30pm
Artists in discussion: Saturday 6 May, 2pm

As digital technologies shift and evolve, they open up new and increasingly complex interfaces with notions of identity and embodiment. In this way, the design language of media such as spam ad banners, laptop trackpads and voice assistants like Siri each betray underlying assumptions about the needs and desires of the user.

'Caressing the silver rectangle' brings together three artists who explore this space of encounter. Jesse Bowling, Louise Lever and Maddy Plimmer consider the embodied and gendered dynamics of the techno-cultural sphere, presenting works that play between intimacy and alienation.

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