Curated by William Lee
May 18th – June 17th, 2018
Opening Reception Fri, May 18, 6 – 10pm
Sept 7 – Sept 30, 2018
Curated by Marina Molarsky-Beck and William Lee
No Love Lost brings together recent, largely experimental games that probe the dynamics of intimacy, developed by Pierre Corbinais, Victoria Dominowski, Giant Sparrow, Christine Love (Love Conquers All Games), and Robert Yang.
When we play computer games, the goal is to be hyper-engaged and defeat the opponent. When we meditate, we let our minds wander to achieve a calm and spiritual state. Though the two cannot be further apart from one other, Ian Gouldstone manages to use the mechanisms of the former to come close to the latter, allowing chance operations to prolong repetitive movement into an imponderable infinity. Inside SLEEPCENTER’s dimly-lit gallery space, the artist has created a somewhat self-contained universe using elemental shapes and luminous colors, ruminating on the philosophical implications of motion, order, and chaos through code.
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 7pm
In this lecture, Dr. Darshana Jayemanne challenges the avatar imaginary with another, less appealing figure: the homunculus.