TRANSFER is pleased to present a solo exhibition from Daniel Temkin
::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY November 16 ::: 7-11PM :::
Glitchometry is an ongoing body of work from Daniel Temkin, an artist and programmer who produces humanistic collaborative works with the machine. The collaboration is an uneasy one, where the artist and algorithm have conflicting agendas and trade off control in building the work. The result is an exploration of our relationship with machines — a collision between our desire for accessible forms in chaotic processes and a compulsiveness arising from our attempts to think logically.
In his emphasis on process over product and on the constraint system defining the work, Temkin recalls both the 'structures' of Sol LeWitt and Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild, with its ambivalence of authorship within a system.
Glitchometry is rooted in Temkin’s use and misuse of the machine — in this case, the pirated software Cool Edit Pro, whose thousands of users all authenticate as Peter Quistgard. With this sound editing software, Temkin manipulates simple black and white geometric figures and stripes by databending sound effects through color channels, coercing visual artifacts that correspond to the properties of sound. Temkin works obsessively through iterations to create elaborate sonar landscapes which are illuminated in vibrant lightbox displays.
This exhibition focuses on two new Glitchometry studies: one based on stripes, another based on triangles, squares, and circles. The new work was produced in part during a residency at the Institute of Electronic Arts at Alfred University during the summer of 2013, and has been paired with past studies and new process pieces for this exhibition.
::: Publication :::
A publication will accompany the exhibition which includes an interview with the artist by Curt Cloninger one of his close collaborators, along with an essay from Daniel Rourke, an Internet scholar who expands on Temkin’s larger practice.
::: About the Artist :::
DANIEL TEMKIN (b. 1973, Boston) makes images, programming languages, and interactive pieces exploring our inherently broken patterns of thought and the clash between human and algorithmic thinking.
Daniel has spoken widely to both art and hacker audiences, at Media Art History (Liverpool 2011 and Riga 2013), CAA, GLI.TC/H conference in 2010 and 2012 (where he led a three-day session on Glitch and Oulipo), Notacon, and Hackers on Planet Earth, among others. He appeared on PBS's offBook episode on Glitch Art.
His writing has been published in academic journals such as World Picture and Media-N Journal and has been taught at Bard College, Penn State, and Clark University.
Daniel received his MFA from International Center of Photography / Bard College in 2012. His work has been featured at American University Museum, Christopher Henry Gallery, Higher Pictures and Carroll/Fletcher.
through December 14 2013
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 7 – 11 PM at Transfer with the artist.
The exhibition will close on Saturday, December 14 from 7 – 11 PM with NET WORTH, an event curated by the artist. NET WORTH will include new work from 50 artists invited by Temkin to create forgeries of other artists work to be priced in bitcoin and offered up for sale.
Gallery hours are held every Saturday from 2 – 7 PM and by appointment with firstname.lastname@example.org.