Opening: November 29, 2013 from 6 to 9PM
A Biomapping Project
“The boundary is permeable between tool and myth, instrument and concept, historical systems of social relations and historical anatomies of possible bodies, including objects of knowledge. Indeed, myth and tool mutually constitute each other.”
- Donna Haraway
Proofofproofofconcept presents both proof and concept in double entendre—as words that produce the science machine, data, desire and self. Here, we scatter remnants of output and process of the Biomapping project—research creation experiments performed with biodata machines over the past four years at OCADU. Mapping is an epistemological feedback loop; any aestheticization of information creates a story. Biomapping durationally slows practices with biometric machines, stilling the time of data capture, processing and mapping to probe moments rather than bodies. In these intervals we capture expectation, longing for data, desire for being made by machines and for conquering them. In these spaces, we stall norms of processing and output. Through durational and sensorial contact with data and machines, we face the human machine to the biometric technology, tarrying with proof, concept, and making.
Sitting in sensorial experience, data comes into play, and in playing with data’s sense, texture, space, time, and aesthetic, we intervene in it. The ephemera presented provide snapshots of interludes where we reify, submit to and rally against machinic productions. In ongoing loops—pulling, processing and recrafting biodata—we face our desire for data, proof and to play as subject producing machines.
Curators: Paula Gardner and Leigh Ann Pahapill
Team Members: Bohdan Anderson, Patricio Davila, Paula Gardner, Barbara Jenkins, Rob King, Hyein Lee, Ken Leung, Symon Oliver, Leigh Ann Pahapill, Yifat Shaik, Steve Surlin, Andrei Vassilev, Amber Whitenburg, Britt Wray