28 February – 18 April 2015
Mon- Fri 10am – 5.30pm Sat 10am – 3pm. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Living Data is a new solo exhibition by the visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder that explores the creation of evolving virtual/physical artworks which are generated from the ubiquitous artefacts of the digital domain. Derived from the vast and ever-changing sea of collective data that underpins our everyday existence, this work considers how emerging technologies –from Internet services to social media content – arise from and feed back into the real world, reflecting (while affecting) contexts and situations within our globalised, information-rich society.
Both beautiful and thought provoking, the pieces in the exhibition creatively blend modern computer systems and networks with traditional forms of visual art. The result is a selection of digitally hybrid paintings, sculptures, videos and installations that give visitors an opportunity to experience new ways of seeing and interacting with the ephemeral realms of ‘living’ data which are now an increasingly fundamental part of contemporary life.
Michael Takeo Magruder (b.1974, US/UK) is an internationally recognised visual artist who works with digital and new media including real-time data, immersive environments, mobile devices and virtual worlds. In the last 15 years, Michael’s art has been showcased in over 250 exhibitions in 30 countries. In 2010, Michael was selected to represent the UK at Manifesta 8: the European Biennial of Contemporary Art and several of his most well-known digital artworks were added to the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University.