Kelani Nichole
kelaniatwork@gmail.com
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

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I am a Digital Strategist and Independent Curator working at the intersection of ART + TECHNOLOGY.
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EVENT

Language and Code


Dates:
Sat Aug 09, 2014 00:00 - Mon Sep 01, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

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.

http://transfer.gallery/


EVENT

OPENING RECEPTION ::: 'Sweet Finances!' a solo exhibition from Claudia Maté


Dates:
Sat Jul 12, 2014 20:45 - Sun Aug 03, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

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.

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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.
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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 directors@transfergallery.com 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 :::

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 12 from 7 – 11 PM


Closing Reception
Saturday, August 2 from 7 – 11 PM

Gallery Hours
Saturdays 2 – 7 PM + by appointment; contact directors@transfergallery.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


EVENT

OPENING RECEPTION ::: 'Surface Survey' a solo exhibition from Clement Valla


Dates:
Sat Apr 19, 2014 21:30 - Sat May 10, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present a solo exhibition from Clement Valla

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY april 19 ::: from 7-11PM :::

Surface Survey is a new solo exhibition by Clement Valla, comprised of digital prints and 3D printed sculptures that are structured around concepts of archaeology, computer software, meaning-making, and images that are not meant for human consumption.

The subjects are varied: from sculptural antiquities he photographed in the Metropolitan Museum's collections, to contemporary ephemera, to 19th Century inventions. The work uncovers subtle shapes and textures that illustrate these objects in unexpected ways and cast a new light the algorithms that digitized them.

More info :::
http://transfergallery.com/exhibitions/2014/04/clement-valla/

::: CATALOG :::
A printed catalog of work in the series will be available in the gallery in LIMITED QUANTITY please inquire with directors@transfergallery.com

::: ABOUT THE ARTIST :::
CLEMENT VALLA (b. 1979, Paris) is Brooklyn-based artist. His recent collaborative show Iconoclashes was exhibited at Mulherin + Pollard Projects in New York, and his work was included in the Paddles On! auction at Phillips. His work has also been exhibited at The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Thommassen Galleri, Gothenburg; Bitforms Gallery, New York; DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinatti; 319 Scholes, New York; and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee.

His work has been cited in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, El Pais, Huffington Post, Rhizome, Domus, Wired, The Brooklyn Rail, Liberation, and on BBC television. Valla received a BA in Architecture from Columbia University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital+Media. He is currently an associate professor of Graphic Design at RISD.

About TRANSFER :::
TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls.


EVENT

'APOPHENIA' a solo exhibition from Alma Alloro


Dates:
Sat Jan 04, 2014 15:00 - Sat Jan 25, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present the first solo exhibition from Alma Alloro + her USA debut!!

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY January 4th ::: 7-11PM :::


Apophenia /æpɵˈfiːniə/ is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.


Apophenia is a collection of works by Berlin-based Artist Alma Alloro exploring the possibilities — and limitations — of an artist's aura in a digitally-oriented world. The exhibition consists of a series of hand drawings and animations, installed alongside a machine that manually creates animation. Alloro’s works invite the viewer to simultaneously experience both the animation itself alongside the exposed analog apparatus that produce it.

Alloro’s meticulous hand drawings make manifest the notion of repetition, a yearning for the infinite. Within the patterns that emerge, however, individual fragments of the animation reveal their lack of continuous identity — a tacit acknowledgement of the imperfections of the human hand.

Meanwhile, a kinetic machine generates colorful spinning surfaces broadcast via closed-circuit television. This screen — part of a device intended for the reading of printed matter, and which once helped Alloro’s late grandfather compensate for his low vision — becomes a site of color and motion. Says Alloro:

In its afterlife, the device exposes a ubiquitous short sightedness, rendering users of every generation blind to other potential (mis)uses of technology.


With Apophenia, Alloro considers the kinds of aesthetic effects that still lie beyond the scope of digital practice: what can be made with bare hands that can’t be made with a computer? And further, what new means still belong to the realm of tradition, yet embrace new potentials made possible by the digital?

Publication :::
A publication featuring an essay by Daniel Rourke will accompany this exhibition.

About the Artist :::
ALMA ALLORO (b. 1982, Tel Aviv) is a contemporary retro-futuristic artist living and working in Berlin. Her work spans a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, and music composition and performance. She has shown in Berlin at Preview Berlin and with The Store, in her hometown Tel Aviv at Sommer Gallery and P8 Gallery, and Internationally at Furtherfield Gallery in London, and Eigenheim Gallery in Weimar.

Alma studied fine art at the Midrasha School of Art, Beit-Berl, Israel, and received her MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany.

OPENING RECEPTION :::
Saturday, January 4 from 7 – 11 PM http://www.facebook.com/events/689233367795083/

GALLERY HOURS :::
Saturdays 2 – 7 PM + by appointment contact directors@transfergallery.com

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls. http://transfergallery.com/


EVENT

GLITCHOMETRY ::: an exhibition from Daniel Temkin


Dates:
Sat Nov 16, 2013 23:55 - Sat Dec 14, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

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.

GLITCHOMETRY
November 16
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 directors@transfergallery.com.