mangled machines, missing stars, windswept ashes and a little red trike

The Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) second year graduates present spats and seductions, dialogues and debates, between people and their built environment. 

The advance of human knowledge through the sciences spawns the creation of new techniques of sensing and modes of discussing phenomenon. The works combine new techniques of vision with artistic modes of thought to move beyond the physical or material constraints of reality. Whether through codes or systems, viewing devices, virtual or optical, mangled machines, missing stars, windswept ashes and a little red trike presents the implications for living with the tools imparted on these artists at a certain technological moment from within perhaps the technical institute par excellence,—MIT. 

Each in their own way, the works set up a kind of displacement of objects from our lived environments – a kind of stepping back that alienates through preciousness and absurdity. All of the works attempt to approach personal or intimate subjects or experiences, and yet their co-presentation cannot help but reveal [what] about the current moment.

Featuring ACT Graduate Students:

Ursula August

Gedney Barclay

Alan Kwan

Bjorn Sparrman