Beep Bop Boop
Curated by Leah Brown and Peter Symons
523 NW 1st Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 29th, 2014 from 7-11 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 7-11 pm
Exhibition runs March 28- May 9, with after-dark viewings by appointment
Exhibiting Artists include:
Beep Bop Boop attempts to make sense of the developing twenty-first century art practice that humanizes digital and technological media. The rise of the methodology represents both an exciting and problematic area of exploration for artists.
The relationship that we have with technology has changed how we experience the world. The proliferation of digital technologies represents a fundamental shift in our society--a shift as important as the invention of photography and the printing press. Digital technologies have already changed our relationship with recorded music, film, and video, and soon with the availability of three-dimensional printing they will change our relationship with physical objects. Beyond what is consumable they have begun to change the relationship with our selves, becoming an extension of the mind and body.
As our relationship with the virtual changes so too does the practice of making art. Beep Bop Boop explores the relationships emerging between people and their technologies, focusing on work that incorporates the creative use and misuse of technology in thought-provoking and unexpected ways. The work exhibited makes use of new production methods and methodologies, not as a means of moralizing or glamorizing but as an exploration into a new and uncharted realm of creative endeavor.