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Jordan Vienyard
August 2–24, 2024

Opening August 2, from 6–9 pm, featuring live music from John Beauchamp and Trish Davis.

The Virtual Gallery will be live on August 2.

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Jordan Vineyard

Chickasha, OK

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 is about reestablishing the virtue of the physical body. It is a call for algorithmic unfolding that demands return to a practice of presence. Consisting of kinetic sculptures, multi-media installations and video/performance, 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 kinetic works, extensive electronic pieces, and multi-media works. I’m particularly excited about TAC because of the industrial aesthetics and exposed vents. I very intentionally try to find spaces that have that quality because it dramatically emphasizes the mechanical nature of the work. My pieces have exposed electronics; wires are not hidden, microcontrollers are part of the works, and unabashed power supplies and sensors are integral to the work. I intend to self-install pieces and will need a 3-day time frame. I travel with a team of 4-5 assistants. Typically, we construct modular pieces on the first day, with a rollout of all electronic hook-ups on the second day. The last day is used for finishing and clean-up. My work is highly interactive and involves extensive use of sensors and reactive electronics.

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