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.
Ludic Homunculus: Figuring Interfaces Beyond The Avatar
Thursday, Jun 7, 2018, 7-9pm
Curated by Edwin Rostron
Edge of Frame, an evening of contemporary and historical experimental animation.
Edge of Frame
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6 – 10pm
In The Shade But Not The Shadow – Opening Reception
May 18 – Jun 17, 2018
Curated by William Lee
Assorted structures made from code and other objects are dispersed throughout the gallery. Some frantically wobble and spin, others gradually degrade only to regenerate again.