TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY OCCUPATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS, EPISODE 6: Ok, Computer



New York:  March 4 - April 10, 2022
Basel: March 19 - April 26, 2022


s alvarez
Kévin Bray
Paolo Cirio
Joshua Citarella,
Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Kahlil Robert Irving
Everest Pipkin
Khadijat Yussuff






OK, Computer brings together eight artists working with the digital algorithms and interfaces that are redefining the Western body politic. Each of the artists in this exhibition uniquely deals with the political and cultural atomization, fragmentation, recategorization, and belonging that can be found here at the eve of Web3.

While their works portray an array of significant developments in our post-social media relationship to digital technologies, the art on view here is perhaps best unified by the artists’ collective refusal to engage with them as-prescribed. And at the foot of another monumental shift - one proposing a digitized wallet as the essential unit of personhood and that privately-held corporations assume further responsibilities once exclusively borne by governments - ways of seeing through and around its presumptively neutral, high-tech accouterments will be essential.

As author and cultural theorist Sonya Renee Taylor (interpreting author and cultural theorist Terry Marshall) estimates, rich “white supremacist delusion capitalist patriarchy” will continue to offer its imagination for us to live inside. And anyway, "we're what makes it lit.” Meanwhile, the all-encompassing digital overlay It proposes for our collective future is entirely undergirded by the same elements driving what It calls progress for nearly a millennium: hierarchy, death, disregard, and money over everything. So, Taylor and Marshall ask, who’s simulation do we ultimately want to live in?

The methods and forms on view here demonstrate ways that the rest of us might see ourselves through to the next reality.





Installation view, Basel:

Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Untitled (Wave3), 2022
Inkjet on transparencies, looping video
27 x 51 x 1 inches || 68.6 x 129.5 x 2.5 centimeters


Installation view, New York:





Paolo Cirio
Left to Right: Michael Hayden (2015)
Capture #4 (2020)







 
Paolo Cirio
Left to Right: Avril Haynes (2015)
Obscurity (2020)



Paolo Cirio
Left to Right: Caitlyn Hayden (2015)
Capture #6 (2020)






Installation view 

Paolo Cirio
Capture #6 (2020)
Archival inkjet print



Installation view, New York:
(Top) Joshua Citerella E-deologies
Left - Right: Khadijat Yussuff Black Friday, s alvarez A new more darling condensator, Everest Pipkin Roblox Dream Diary






Installation view, New York:
Joshua Citarella
E-deologies, 2021, Satin, Set of 8
Each: 60 x 36 inches || 152.4 × 91.5 centimeters


Left to Right:
Queer Transhumanist Anarchism, LGBTQBIPOC Constitutional Monarchy, Islamic Libertarian Socialist Transhumanism, Christian Anarchism, Post-Brexit European Union, Robo-Sexual, American Monarchism, Anarcho-Capitalist Individualist Transhumanism








Installation view, Basel:
(Left to Right): Paolo Circo Michael Hayden, Capture #4, s alvarez wireless emitter, Kévin Bray It is abstracting the battle, Everest Pipkin Default Filename TV.




Installation view, Basel:
Left to Right: Kahlil Robert Irving - Screen Shot Charts: {from Ming to Ebay and google scrolls (mixedmicro Messages (DMs)*1}, Internet Data Collage (Focused eye), Joshua Citerella Anti-Oedipus.







Installation view, Basel:

Kahlil Robert Irving
Screen Shot Charts: {from Ming to Ebay and google scrolls (mixedmicro Messages (DMs)*1}, 2018, Digitally sourced and constructed collage, digital print
27 x 18 inches || 60 x 46 centimeters



Instillation View, Basel:
Joshua Citarella
Anti-Oedipus, 2021
Adhesive pigment print
18 x 12 inches || 45.7 x 30.5 centimeters
Edition of 12