Pera Museum presents Katherine Behar: Data’s Entry, the first museum survey exhibition of this New York-based artist who moves fluidly between sculpture, performance, video, and writing. Behar is drawn to the often confounding—and sometimes rebellious—ways that people and technologies manage to coexist in digital labor.
Through the exhibition, we will be sharing detailed information about the artworks. This week we are sharing “3D-&&”!
A fossilized 3D printer diligently produces “scarab” covers for a network of glowing USB mouses, as its motors call out the pathetic message “M-O-M-M-Y. . . D-A-D-D-Y. . .” in Morse code. While the printer seeks its ancestors, the scarabs appear to be artifacts without origin. They are perfect futuristic digital copies of an imperfect handmade model from a forgotten age. Time stands still while the printer works at a painstaking rate, defeating the promises of supposed “rapid prototyping.”Sound design: Shelley Burgon
Programming: Chris Heintz, Joshua Morgan
Special thanks: James Wade, Dima Strakovsky, Derek Eggers, Mohamed Hassan, Chris Heintz, Joshua Morgan, Mike Vance “Katherine Behar: Data’s Entry” exhibition can be visited until October 16th! Click here to find out more about the exhibition!