How does the written word shift and change within an image-led, cut-and-paste digital landscape of instant sharing? This event considers how technology enables new explorations of language, communication and interactivity.
Speakers include archivist and curator Karen Di Franco, artist Lawrence Lek, and writer and curator Morgan Quaintance, who will chair the conversation.
Karen Di Franco works as an archivist, a curator, and is currently PhD candidate with Tate Britain and Reading University researching forms, strategies and contexts within artists’ publishing. Recent projects include the exhibitions The sun went in, the fire went out: landscapes in film, performance and text, CHELSEA space (2016), Icons of a Process, Flat Time House (2014) and the development of Book Works online archive and publication Again, A Time Machine (2010-12).
Lawrence Lek is an artist based in London whose videos, performances and installations explore the uncanny experience of simulated presence. Rendered from a first-person perspective, his ongoing project Bonus Levels uses architectural visualisation and video game software to create semi-fictional virtual worlds based on real places.
Morgan Quaintance is a London-based writer, musician, broadcaster and curator. He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly and other arts publications and is a contributing editor for E-Flux’s online publishing portal Art Agenda. He is a founding member of the curatorial collective DAM PROJECTS, and is the current curatorial fellow at Cubitt Gallery, London.
This event is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Electronic Superhighway Season, featuring artist commissions, displays and screenings, alongside talks and live performances.
Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) runs from 29 January to 15 May 2016.