CALL FOR WORKS
2019 IA Current Exhibition
Curated by Sophia Oppel & Philip Leonard Ocampo
Deadline: September 14, 2019 (11:59PM)
Responding to a technological moment in which social media algorithms privilege politically divisive content, the 2019 IA Current exhibition will address the “invisible” algorithms that govern digital infrastructures.
This exhibition, co-curated by emerging curators Sophia Oppel & Philip Leonard Ocampo, will highlight the political underpinnings of these communicative apparatuses and consider how power can materialize tangibly. It will examine the seamless aesthetics of consumer technologies and online interfaces that typically go unnoticed, and will question their supposed neutrality.
The exhibition aims to promote discussion about algorithmic governance and the ease with which global citizens engage with platforms that treat behavioural data as a commodity. By selecting works that manipulate the tools used by surveillance capitalists for insurgent purposes, we hope this exhibition can return some agency back to the user.
The curators welcome submissions from all new media arts disciplines, with an emphasis on digital media relating to surveillance capitalism and the intake of online information (or misinformation).
The InterAccess Current (IA Current) program supports the professional development of emerging curators and artists interested in new media and electronic practices. Each year, InterAccess selects an emerging curator, who works closely with InterAccess staff to conceptualize and execute an exhibition of works by emerging artists. “Current” refers to the now, of course, but it is also an energetic charge that causes light, heat and all manner of electronic life; an apt metaphor for emergent creative practices within the ever-expanding field of new media.
Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.