The Bluecoat: The Negligent Eye

8 March – 15 June


Private View: 7 March 18.00 – 20.00

Digital technology and its impact on how we picture the world is the subject of a new exhibition that has been developed by Jo Stockham, the Royal College of Art’s Head of Printmaking, working in collaboration with the Bluecoat.

The Negligent Eye reflects how a younger generation of artists is questioning the impact of digital technology on humans. The exhibition also includes older, seminal works showing earlier experiments by artists using computers and electronic reprographic processes.

Although focusing on printmaking, The Negligent Eye also features sculpture, video and multi-media work, historical prints and archive material, including the first scanned photograph by Russell A. Kirsch. The exhibition is accompanied by an events programme, which will offer opportunities for audiences, already familiar with the world of digital technology thanks to their mobile phone or computer, to participate in workshops, discussions and other events.


Featuring work by:

Cory Arcangel, Christiane Baumgartner, Thomas Bewick, Jyll Bradley, Maurice Carlin, Helen Chadwick, Susan Collins, Conroy/Sanderson, Nicky Coutts, Elizabeth Gossling, Beatrice Haines, Juneau Projects, Laura Maloney, Bob Matthews, London Fieldworks (with the participation of Gustav Metzger), Marilène Oliver, Flora Parrott, South Atlantic Souvenirs, Imogen Stidworthy, Jo Stockham, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alessa Tinne, Michael Wegerer, Rachel Whiteread, Jane and Louise Wilson.