13.07 - 25.08.2024

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Jordan Vinyard’s installations CRTL + ALT + REPEAT

Jordan Vinyard’s installations CRTL + ALT + REPEAT

13.07– 25.08.24

Note: This is preliminary information. The exact dates and information of the exhibition will be published soon.

About the artist:
Our lives are based on a concession of volts; the numerics of bars, power, and connection are our confidants and security. Mutilated by tiny cameras, filters, and split screens, my work calls popular ideas concerning post-humanistic futures a counterfeit. Instead of bodies adorning machinic qualities of strength and efficiency, they are becoming less posthuman and increasingly subhuman. CTRL + ALT + REPEAT plays with Estonia’s technological prevalence and considers how technology is developed not only in terms of efficiency, but how it incorporates humanistic principles, from accessibility, data collection, and surveillance. CTRL + ALT + REPEAT is a call for algorithmic unfolding that demands return to a practice of presence. Consisting of multi-media sculptures, these pieces intentionally create physically instinctive gaps for viewers. From empty benches to installed reactionary sensors, machines appear to pathetically wait for humanity to return. I believe technology can be utilized to re-humanize by prompting an audience to begin asking not, “What is that thing doing?” but rather, “What am I doing that makes that thing do what it’s doing?” This engagement is central to the work and acts as an alarum for societal reboot; where viewers are asked recognize the deep need for humanistic responsibility and presence within a technological culture. Logistically, CTRL + ALT+ REPEAT, will consist of large-scale multi-media sculptures. Central to the exhibition will be an installation called Me, Mulle, MHe, a reflection of the linguistics in the region, but also a humorous scape on technology’s influence on the individual. The exhibition is a satirical portrait of people in technological societies.
About the exhibition:
Our lives are based on a concession of volts; the numerics of bars, power, and connection are our confidants and security. Mutilated by tiny cameras, filters, and split screens, my work calls popular ideas concerning post-humanistic futures a counterfeit. Instead of bodies adorning machinic qualities of strength and efficiency, they are becoming less posthuman and increasingly subhuman.

CTRL + ALT + REPEAT plays with Estonia’s technological prevalence and considers how technology is developed not only in terms of efficiency, but how it incorporates humanistic principles, from accessibility, data collection, and surveillance. CTRL + ALT + REPEAT is a call for algorithmic unfolding that demands return to a practice of presence. Consisting of multi-media sculptures, these pieces intentionally create physically instinctive gaps for viewers. From empty benches to installed reactionary sensors, machines appear to pathetically wait for humanity to return. I believe technology can be utilized to re-humanize by prompting an audience to begin asking not, “What is that thing doing?” but rather, “What am I doing that makes that thing do what it’s doing?” This engagement is central to the work and acts as an alarum for societal reboot; where viewers are asked recognize the deep need for humanistic responsibility and presence within a technological culture.

CTRL + ALT+ REPEAT consists of large-scale multi-media sculptures. Central to the exhibition will be an installation called Me, Mulle, MHe, a reflection of the linguistics in the region, but also a humorous scape on technology’s influence on the individual. The exhibition is a satirical portrait of people in technological societies.

www.jordanvinyard.com