Nature as Data

22 Sept-20 Dec 18 • Shanghai

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Atom Spirit, Ursula Mayer, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world teeming with data it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the flow of information, and to feel oversaturated by its extent. Nature as Data brings together a series of works that offer opportunities to unpack and understand the immense amount of material we experience through digital technologies and interfaces every day. Through this exhibition we will show artwork that explores how human beings are analysing and enquiring into nature using digital and analogue technologies, to produce artworks that allow us to see nature in new and illuminating ways.

Nature as Data includes works by artists who are interpreting data from nature, this includes how artists are collecting data from nature and creating exciting, captivating work that allows us to engage and understand. Other artists are creating new data, gathering material, and producing fascinating and perplexing artworks that attempt to unravel the impact data and technology, and our part in participating with it, are having on ourselves and humanity.

Artists in the exhibition include: Anne Haaning, Patrick Hough, boredomresearch, Lawrence Lek, Larry Achiampong, David Blandy, Sebastian Buerkner, Semiconductor, Suki Chan and Ursula Mayer.

For the opening on 22 September, acid technoise  artist, Ewa Justka will play a set as part of the opening of Nature as Data.

On 10 November, artist Aura Satz will give a performance as part of the second opening of the exhibition, to coincide with the opening of Shanghai Biennale.






Exhibition details

Exhibition openings:

5pm, 22 September 2018, 6pm performance by Ewa Justka
8pm, 10 November 2018, 8:30pm performance by Aura Satz

Exhibition dates: 22 Sept – 20 Dec 2018
Address: Jing’an Sculpture Park’s venue, 128 Shimen Er Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
静安雕塑公园艺术中心, 静安雕塑公园, 石门二路128号, 近北京西路

The exhibition takes place as part of Jing’an International Sculpture Project, and is a collaboration between Platform Asia,  videoclub and International Art + Science Research Institute in Shanghai.

The project has been supported by Jing’an local authority in Shanghai and Arts Council England.


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