On 14th July I traveled back to London (I might as well live there) for the launch of Thinking Out Loud at the Open Data Institute.
‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the fifth Data as Culture art exhibition at the Open Data Institute. The exhibition is built around the practice of the 2016 ODI Sound Artist in Residence, Alex McLean, with a group of artists, designers, makers and musicians that he has collaborated with. Openness and processes of making – where any end results are left partly undone – are at the heart of many of the projects on display. The exhibition draws connections between the ways in which humans have captured, encoded and distributed data, and made it meaningful through pattern throughout history. From pre-Columbian Quipu and the ancient art of weaving to computer software environments, it introduces us to creative notions of code, and the ways in which it can carry both language and thought.
Included in the exhibition is one of the Copy Bombs, which was previously exhibited in Permission Taken at Birmingham Open Media, and a new work, data.set. The piece presents data on digital exclusion as an abstract data visualisation.
It was my first time seeing my work in the space and it looks great! My thanks go to Hannah Redler and Alex McLean for including me in this exhibition, which also features work from Felicity Ford, David Griffiths and Julian Rohrhuber, Ellen Harlizius-Klück, Dan Hett, David Littler, Alex McLean, Sam Meech, and Amy Twigger-Holroyd.
The opening also included performances from myself (performing my Sonification Studies piece), Algobabez and Canute. If you weren’t at the launch event or didn’t catch the EulerRoom livestream you can catch it again below:
The exhibition continues until 31st March 2017 and can be viewed by appointment only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a time slot to go and visit.