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.
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6 – 10pm