Two new exhibitions are on view at Orange Door, Chicago.
Infinity Clock: Artworks on Time brings together vintage and contemporary digital, video, and electronic works from the Thoma Foundation’s collection to tell a story about the way artists seek truths beyond the confines of their age.
The most pressing question for a Digital Art collection is longevity. The truth is: no one knows the exact lifespan of any artwork, but we believe that artists creating with digital technology have something to say about the future of existence. Each artwork in this exhibition contains an internal clock set by an artist. Some of the artworks die as you watch them, some are being created live, some time travel, and some pursue eternity. As technology advances so does our control of time.
Also on view is The Algorists: Historic Computer Art . A generation of international artists in the 1960s produced the first software-assisted artworks. They termed themselves the Algorists. Adopting computers as a second brain or a more precise hand, the Algorists shared a visual language of geometric abstraction to express faith in machine-enhanced creativity. Their timeline progressed alongside electronic music and the communication networks.
Both exhibitions are on view at Orange Door through Summer 2020. Hours by appointment.