Trajectories II: Technology Never Sleeps

Running Time: 25 Jan – 3 Mar 2019
Price: FREE

About this event

Free Public Launch Event and Gallery Tour with the Artists: Thursday 24 January, 6.30-8.30pm – tickets can be booked here at https://www.watermans.org.uk/events/trajectories-ii-gallery-tour-launch/

Technology Never Sleeps is the second part of an exciting three-year programme called Trajectories. Through thematic events including exhibitions, workshops, discussions and talks, the programme showcases and explores the great potential of creative learning and making to help us engage critically in the current and future issues of the world. Over the three years, the Trajectories platform provides an opportunity for academics, creative practitioners, students and audiences to consider together these themes

The artists showcased in this exhibition were selected through an open call responding to the above themes. The open call invited recent artist graduates and current postgraduate and PhD students in the UK to send work for consideration.

Trajectories I explored technology and the nature of truth and included a day of talks investigating how art and art education can help us reflect and engage critically with the moral and ethical debates of our time, but also help us navigate through a complex technological world.

Trajectories II focuses on the fact that the world we live in is filled with visible and invisible infrastructures that we have in most cases no choice than to accept. Wi-fi coverage, social media algorithms, invisible flows, data – can technology reject us? Control us? Does it have a poetical or spiritual dimension? Are we trapped within a system or – on the contrary –  are we in charge?

List of works:

Selection Eunkyoung Lee

The City at 4am Geeta Roopnarine

Invisible Vista Tendayi Vine

Qi Dao Prayer Helena Wee

The Punishment of Tantalus Ziwei Wu

Trajectories II open call selection jury: Klio Krajewska and Sara Choudhrey

EXHIBITION WORKSHOPS

A series of workshops inspired by the themes of Trajectories and led by the artists will take place every Saturday from 26 Jan – 23 Feb. Please use the links below to see more and book. Tickets £3-5 per workshop.

Sat 26 Jan – Decisions Decisions: A look at the latest research on how Artificial Intelligence works.

Sat 2 Feb – Crafting Narrative: Discover how self expression online can overcome the potential of social media to isolate

Sat 9 Feb – What is Public Space?: Visualise and model what public space means to you.

Sat 16 Feb – Creative Programming With Artificial Life: an interactive hands-on workshop demystifying the technology of artificial life.

Sat 23 Feb – Mind over Matter: learn about the creative possibilities of an EEG headset that can read signals from the brain!

Join us on Sat 2 March  for the Trajectories II: Symposium: Technology Never Sleeps 12noon – 4pm guests will include Christopher Williams and various artists.

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