DELETE ME: DMA MFA FINAL EXHIBITION
Daily HoursMay 18, 2017, 10:00 am »
UCLA Design | Media Arts // Delete Me: MFA Thesis Exhibition
OPENING NIGHT: MAY 18, 2017 5PM - 8PM
EXHIBITION: MAY 18 - JUNE 1
There are many different forms of deletion. We rub a pink eraser on paper in a clod-handed imitation of handwriting; on a typewriter, deletion is mark-making (XXXX); with film, it’s a razor blade and a trash can. Deletion has always been work – that’s why there are editors. It’s a labor of reclaiming space, creating conditions to begin again. Beginning again means that we have, momentarily, invalidated our past work. We can try again, fail better. Now, when we virtually delete a phrase from a Google doc, it (and every past version) is saved in a labyrinth of forking paths, all existing forever behind the rhythm of an animated blinking vertical line:
… “|, _, |, _, |, _, |, _” ...
We generate data profiles when we navigate online spaces. Our story is written for us with our every move, creating an avatar of you. There are consequences to the existence of your digital double, ranging from the trivial to dire. Our online identities are, metaphorically speaking, the blocks of type in the printing press of rapidly evolving machine intelligence. Do you know the etymology of the word “stereotype”? It’s the process by which rather than spelling the word in type letters (“d” “e” “l” “e” “t” “e”), a single block would be cast (“delete”).
Delete Me is an exhibition which features new work from the 2017 graduating M.F.A. class of the UCLA Design | Media Arts department. Works span the genres of interactive installation, performance, sculpture, software, sound, print and video work. Exhibiting artists: Lander, Symrin Chawla, Matthew Doyle, David Ertel, Sanglim Han, Kate Hollenbach, Rui Hu, Yuehao Jiang, Alice Jung, Amanda Stojanov, Lee Tusman.
No Dirt Is In A Hole, performances by Symrin Chawla
Monday , May 22 : 4 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday , May 23 : 12 pm - 1 pm
Wednesday, May 24 : 4 pm - 5 pm
Thursday, May 25 : 6 pm - 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Mon – Thurs, 10am – 5pm
Admission is free
Metered parking available in lot 3: $3
New Wight Gallery
240 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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