Through an accumulation of adapted, manipulated, and repurposed information, Iterative Information, Origin Ongoing elicits the question: how does the proliferation of knowledge shape or reframe information from the “original” source? As the integrity or truthfulness of information is constantly being called into question, these works explore what happens to information systems as they traverse time and medium
Both a conceptual framework and methodological approach, this exhibition explores the iterative processes that information systems undergo moving from their original source to their dissemination. The works presented express this idea both aesthetically and thematically. Each work foregrounds the notion that the genesis, transmission, and reception of information are equal steps in a generative, creative process.
Iterative Information, Origin Ongoing brings together eight artists whose work encourages its audience to look closely, think critically, and understand interpretation as a part of the iterative processes. These works continue down the hallway and are on view through September 2017. We invite you to spend time with each one, and contemplate your role in in this ongoing process of information exchange.
Co-curated with Alden Burke
Featured Artists: Santina Amato, Jasper Goodrich, Nihat Karatasli, Ting Yan Khor, Ji Su Kwak, Sarah H. Reynolds, Aden Soloway, William Wiebe
Dean’s Office, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
June 2017-September 2017