XAP’s Laura Dekker is an invited artist at an ambitious new touring exhibition of digital artworks by leading pioneering and contemporary female digital artists. Entitled Technology Is Not Neutral, the exhibition launches at Phoenix Brighton on 1st September and runs until 25th September, as part of the Brighton Digital Festival.
From drone choreography, sequencing of bacteria and brainwave art to hacking reality, social media activism and telepresence, this exhibition highlights the contribution of female artists in shaping what digital art is today. The exhibition features existing and newly commissioned artworks; a full events programme accompanies the exhibition, including a series of workshops and a gallery tour. Following Brighton, the exhibition will tour to Watermans in London and will be accompanied by a major symposium.
Laura’s installation, Some Small Robots Perform Recent News Media Output Concerning AI, sets up a “herd” of robots to “perform” headlines from UK media, highlighting some of the contemporary hype and fears around robots and artificial intelligence.
The exhibition is curated by Gordana Novakovic, Anna Dumitriu and Irini Papadimitriou, is funded by Arts Council England, The Computer Arts Society, and UCL Department of Computer Science and supported by Women Shift Digital, Phoenix Brighton and Watermans.