TRANSFER is pleased to present Sweet Finances! – the first solo exhibition from Spanish artist Claudia Maté.
::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY July 12 ::: from 7 -11PM :::
Sweet Finances! collects and reinterprets data from the Yahoo! Finance API in real time through the internet, with the aim of making the tricky and cold world of financial markets into a collection of pleasant and oniric landscapes. Forget the meaning behind the data – Maté’s landscapes represent the beauty of financial data on its own terms.
The exhibition consists of web-based applications, installation and sculpture. In her ‘Historic Landscape’ and ‘Sky Market’ series, Maté hosts web-based applications that read historical data and provide real-time quotes to patrons from a stock of their selection. Traders and collectors are invited to transform those quotes into a plastic format.
Choosing a company, range of dates, color, background, and gradient generates a unique image, which can be selected for purchase by its originator. Once payment has been submitted, the parameters are sent to the artist who then produces the print – this is a great opportunity to invite people who invest in the market to buy their own shares in a plastic format.
Note to viewers on WEEKENDS (opening reception + public gallery hours)
IMPORTANT! All the stock markets worldwide have been closed, so the real time quotes have been randomized until they will open. Please do not make financial decisions based on this data.
The first day of trading for Sweet Finances! launches at the opening reception, and extends into the public space of the web for the duration of the exhibition – Mate’s applications will be released on the web this summer in conjunction with the exhibition.
A closing reception event curated by the artist will invite an international group of artists to create GIFs on the subject of finance, bringing trading to a close with a screening of the series on Saturday, August 2 2014.
A full inventory of work from Sweet Finances! is available from the gallery. Please inquire with firstname.lastname@example.org to request information.
About the Artist :::
CLAUDIA MATE (b. 1985, Spain) lives and work in London. She works in a large area of new media and online based works, across a variety of formats including programming, 3D, video, animated GIFs and sound. She is Co-founder and curator at cloaque.org (http://cloaque.org/). Mate’s works has been exhibited internationally in NYC, Madrid, Paris, Canada, Croatia, Italy, Berlin, Chile, Canada and online. Her full exhibition list and a number of artworks available online at http://claudiamate.com/
Events + Gallery Hours :::
Saturday, July 12 from 7 – 11 PM
Saturday, August 2 from 7 – 11 PM
Saturdays 2 – 7 PM + by appointment; contact email@example.com
TRANSFER.gallery is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls.
More info: http://transfergallery.com/exhibitions/2014/07/claudia-mate