The Art House seasonal exhibition program reveals “Cyberbodies,” a new thematic installation of artworks, with a public reception Friday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. The new installation continues to showcase significant highlights and new acquisitions from the Foundation’s digital art collection, including works of historic importance by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, and a collaborative work attributed to Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) by organization members Kenneth Knowlton and Leon Harmon. Combined, the artworks in “Cyberbodies” demonstrate how emerging technologies can extend, distort and disrupt the ways that bodies—especially women’s—are viewed as objects of desire in digital culture. The technologies explored by artists in this focused installation include interactive videodisc and touchscreen, a pre-internet Minitel system, and customized generative software.
The artworks by Lynn Hershman Leeson and Eduardo Kac are featured in Net Art Anthology, a program presented by Rhizome and supported by a Thoma Foundation grant. Net Art Anthology is an online exhibition that documents, preserves and restages internet artworks from the 1980s through today, many of which have been lost due to the swift obsolescence of website technologies. When complete in October, 2018, the Anthology will showcase one-hundred net art works from the formative years of this medium, establishing a critical overview of net art’s history.
Other installations currently on view at Art House include artworks from the Foundation collection by Guillermo Galindo, Yael Kanarek, Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Vera Molnar, James Nares, Alan Rath, Daniel Rozin, Laura Splan and Steina Vasulka.