DATA DRIFT exhibition showcases works by some of the most influential data designers of our time, as well as by artists who use data as their artistic medium. How can we use the data medium to represent our complex societies, going beyond "most popular," and "most liked"? How can we organize the data drifts that structure our lives to reveal meaning and beauty? How to use big data to "make strange," so we can see past and present as unfamiliar and new?
If painting was the art of the classical era, and photograph that of the modern era, data visualization is the medium of our own time. Rather than looking at the outside worldwide and picturing it in interesting ways like modernist artists (Instagram filters already do this well), data designers and artists are capturing and reflecting on the new data realities of our societies.
NORTH. TRANSFORMATIVE ECOLOGIES exhibition is an investigation into the changing patterns of contemporary ecologies, art and science. The exhibition showcases art science installations by artists who interpret environmental, biological and technological data into sonic, visual and 3D representations. Artists in this exhibition explore transformative potential of art and use data as artistic medium to envision more sustainable futures from the perspective of North.
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The DATA DRIFT exhibition will be open from October 10 to November 22, 2015 in Riga. Venue: kim? Contemporary Art Center gallery, Maskavas street 12, Spikeri Creative Quartier, Riga, Latvia. Opening hours: Mo – closed, Tue 12:00-20:00 (free entrance), Wed–Sun 12:00-18:00.
NORTH. TRANSFORMATIVE ECOLOGIES will be open from October 10 to November 22, 2015 in Riga. Venue: RIXC Gallery, 11. novembra krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas iela. Opening hours: Mon – closed, Tue – Sun 12:00–18:00.