Data Shadows | AnnieLaurie Erickson

January 19th, 2016  |  Published in EXHIBITIONS, PAST EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

AnnieLaurie Erickson

January 30 – March 12, 2016 Exhibitions
Data Shadows | AnnieLaurie Erickson
Downstairs Back BOX & Window BOX
Data Shadows is a photographic investigation into the physical apparatus of the Internet and digital surveillance. The title piece of the show is an interactive installation that uses eye tracking technology to create a computational artwork that is “aware” of the viewer’s presence and gaze. The seduction of this novel user interface draws viewers into a moment of visual exchange with a kaleidoscope of mysterious structures, blinking lights and tangles of multi-colored cables. As we enter an era defined by Big Data and Internet surveillance, we remain only vaguely aware that our personal data is both part of us and at the same time not entirely ours. At this strange moment in history, Data Shadows offers a symbolic gesture of “counterveillance” – an attempt to pinpoint the precise location of our data and use photography to peer back, if only momentarily, into the apparatus of the internet and experience a dissolution of the boundary between our physical and virtual selves.
AnnieLaurie Erickson (born 1981, Lincoln, NE) is currently the Ellsworth Woodward Junior Professor in Studio Art and the Director of Photography in the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University. She has recently exhibited her work at Higher Pictures, New York, NY; the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans; the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY; Boston Center for the Arts; and CentrePasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland. Her work has been written about in The Huffington Post, Daily Serving, Feature Shoot, Pelican Bomb and Afterimage. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Erickson lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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