UPFOR @ TRANSFER
IYVONE KHOO, BIRCH COOPER, PINAR YOLDAS
April 8 – May 13, 2017
TRANSFER, 1030 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Upfor presents three exhibitions at TRANSFER's Brooklyn space now through May 13, 2017. This West Coast/East Coast collaboration celebrates art that blurs boundaries between networked, virtual artistic practices and traditional object making and physical exhibitions.
IYVONE KHOO, April 8 and 15
Closing reception at TRANSFER (Brooklyn) April 15 6:00 – 10:00pm
Gallery hours April 8 and 15 12:00 – 6:00 pm
The Edge of Reasons, a multichannel video installation, records an experiment in which human-created vibration is translated into ripples, causing bioluminescent marine organisms to glow. Filming at the Latz Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Khoo varied sound stimulation, flow visualization and macro videography to reimagine the phenomenon of bioluminescence. The project is supported by the MEAD Fellowship, University of Arts London, UK.
BIRCH COOPER, April 22 and 29
Opening reception at TRANSFER (Brooklyn) April 22 6:00 – 10:00pm, artist will be present
Gallery hours April 29 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Birch Cooper's online exhibition, Convolution Weave Structures, currently on view at upfor.digital, officially kicks off at TRANSFER. Cooper’s exhibition superimposes complex virtual sculptures onto documentary images of Upfor’s physical gallery space–all of which will in turn be digitally displayed at TRANSFER’s Brooklyn space in a virtual/physical/digital mashup. The exhibition also launches a physical book of virtual sculpture and a digital download album that Cooper created to accompany the online exhibition.
PINAR YOLDAS, May 6 and 13
Opening reception and screening at TRANSFER (Brooklyn) May 6 6:00 – 10:00pm. Timed screenings at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 with looped viewing in between. Artist will be present.
Gallery hours May 13 12:00 – 6:00 pm
The US debut of Yoldas’ acclaimed The Kitty AI : Artificial Intelligence for Governance (2016) concludes Upfor@TRANSFER. It is year 2039. An artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten becomes the first non-human governor. She leads a politician-free zone with a network of Artificial Intelligences. She lives in mobile devices of the citizens and can love up to three million people.