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Language and Code

  • Location:
    TRANSFER, 1030 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York, New York, 11211, US

TRANSFER is pleased to present 'Language and Code' – our second exhibition with artists Daniel Temkin and A Bill Miller.

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY August 9 ::: from 7 -11PM :::

'Language and Code' is a collaborative exhibition from A Bill Miller and Daniel Temkin that presents alternative ‘aesthetic’ experiences with language.

In their recent practice, both artists explore the ways in which human/machine language patterns and new semantics emerge in conversation with our post-digital era. Through their work with language systems for communication with – and within – technological systems, space has been opened for conceptual and arbitrary inclusions.

The interaction between human and machine becomes one of shifting, expanding, unstable language constructs. This exhibition presents Temkin and Miller’s recent explorations into these shared concerns. Each artist presents a singular work installed as a series in the gallery.

A. Bill Miller’s gridCycles is a suite of browser-based animations that opens a speculative visual text system sampled from the gridCycles narrative field.

Daniel Temkin’s Light Pattern is a programming language that uses photos in the place of text for source code.

More info: http://transfergallery.com/exhibitions/2014/08/miller-temkin

A full inventory of work from LANGUAGE AND CODE is available from the gallery. Please inquire with directors@transfergallery.com to request information.

About the Artists :::

DANIEL TEMKIN (b. 1973, USA) makes images, programming languages, and interactive pieces exploring our inherently broken patterns of thought and the clash between human and algorithmic thinking. Daniel’s work belongs to the Spalter Digital Art Collection and other private collections, as well as the Rhizome ArtBase. He has spoken widely to both art and hacker audiences, at Media Art History (Liverpool 2011 and Riga 2013), CAA, GLI.TC/H, Notacon, and others. He appeared on PBS's OffBook series and was the critic’s pick for ArtNews 2014 Summer Issue. His writing has been published in academic journals such as World Picture, NOOart, and Media-N Journal and has been taught at Bard College, Penn State, and Clark University, and others.

Daniel received his MFA from International Center of Photography / Bard College. His work has been featured at American University Museum (Washington, DC), Christopher Henry Gallery (NYC), Higher Pictures (NYC) and Carroll/Fletcher (London).

A BILL MILLER (b. 1978, USA) has exhibited and screened his abstract ASCII drawings, animated GIFs, browser-based compositions, and video work nationally and internationally. Miller also regularly performs and experiments with live audio/visuals using custom software patches. He is Assistant Professor of Art and Design at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and an active participant in the College Art Association through the New Media Caucus.

Miller earned his MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Recent exhibitions of his work include his solo show "Gridworks" at TRANSFER Gallery (April 2013), and The Wrong, New Digital Art Biennale (October 2013) where he curated one of the 30 international pavilions. His performances have been presented at Technology, Art, and Music Festivals including VIA (Pittsburgh, PA), Slingshot (Athens, GA ) and GLI.TC/H (Chicago, IL).

Events + Gallery Hours :::

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 9 from 7 – 11 PM

Gallery Hours
Summer Hours by appointment only; contact directors@transfergallery.com

TRANSFER 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.