i am algorithm

Tweed, C (2013) i am algorithm. Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK, 26 April - 7 July 2013.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Tweed, C
Abstract: aspex welcomes back Charlie Tweed, winner of Emergency5, for a solo show featuring a series of new and recent video works. The show launches our new season where we will be asking the question Where Does Progress End? i am algorithm continues the artist’s exploration of the human desire to control and systematise the natural world, and how new technologies have instilled a complex form of social control over populations in both the physical and virtual sphere. The films attempt to visualise an approach that moves beyond the separation of human and environment and physical and virtual space in order to present a flat ontology where the voice of all types of organic and inorganic materials, architectures, technical components, processes and algorithms is heard. “Tweed creates a world in which algorithms, viruses and molecules merge with one other, with the elements and with the atmosphere to form new hybridised life forms and self-governing processes.” Marie-Anne McQuay The films also expose the physicality and materiality of the virtual by undermining its invisibility and focusing on its data centers, cabling, codecs and their base materials. The works propose escape routes where technical components, affects and ecologies form new assemblages with organic materials, noxious gasses and algorithms to become new hybridised agents. The films directly address the viewer and use complex editing methods and affective techniques to seduce and mesmerize the audience into following them in their proposed actions. In one film the Tricorn (2013) Portsmouth’s old (and long demolished) Tricorn centre is visualized in the form of a 3D computer model that superimposes itself onto Gun Wharf “I am the Tricorn (it says), I am the interface, re-enlivened and coming back to haunt you.” Tweed works largely with appropriated material that is re-filmed, effected and re-contextualised, adding text to speech narration which renders the film’s source, location and authorship difficult to place. It is uncertain whether the places or events have occurred or will occur in the past, present, future or in a parallel space. Charlie Tweed was born in Reading in 1974 and is currently a PhD researcher at Kingston University, London. He graduated with an MFA in Art Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2008. Recent group exhibitions include The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, 2012. Solo exhibitions include Notes I, II & III, at Spike Island, Bristol, 2010 and Alma Enterprises, London, 2011.
Official URL: http://www.aspex.com
Date: 2013
Event Location: Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
Number of Pieces: 5
Medium: Video Installation
Measurements/Duration: 40 minutes
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 16:09
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 19:22
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