Not Born Digital and Bolero: A Tail of Tech Support

21 JANUARY-19 FEBRUARY 2021

Not Born Digital
Corinna Berndt

Exploring myths surrounding the transformation from physical to intangible data, Not Born Digital questions concepts of value, narrative, database and language produced by interactions with digital technology.  Arguably, processes of digital hoarding— or the de-materialisation of physical possessions, and their transformation into digital assemblages—suggest implied narratives that are somehow embedded within the material world. The exhibition reimagines these narratives that might emerge in digital record keeping through speculating upon their continuous relationship to the material world. Not Born Digital explores the potential of digital scanning to enable a hybrid materialisation of bodied and disembodied information. By extension, this process also invites an examination of the kind of languages, grammars and poetics that potentially govern these hybrid forms.

 

Corinna Berndt, jpg fossils, digital collage, 2020.

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21 JANUARY-19 FEBRUARY 2021

Boléro: A Tail of Tech Support
Sophie Penkethman-Young

“It didn’t work out as I’d hoped”
Marcel Ravel commenting on a performance of his work Boléro

Boléro: A Tail of Tech Support, 2021 is an alternate near-reality created from lights, chatbots and skate ramps. Working your way from lowly customer service rep all the way up to management, enjoy the mundanity of giving and receiving scripted support with no end in sight. Positive words help to frame affirmative phrases that can create magic. Non-affirmative words should be avoided during conversations, at all costs…

A new piece by Sophie Penkethman-Young, Boléro: A Tail of Tech Support is a journey to nowhere, destined to end in chaos. Like its name-sake, let’s hope it works!

 

Sophie Penkethman-Young, Boléro: A Tail of Tech Support, 2020.

 

 

OPEN DAY

CORINNA BERNDT, “NOT BORN DIGITAL”
SOPHIE PENKETHMAN-YOUNG, “BOLÉRO: A TAIL OF TECH SUPPORT”

SATURDAY 23 JANUARY, 12-3PM

Verge will be open Saturday 23 January to view Corinna Berndt, “Not Born Digital” and Sophie Penkethman-Young, “Boléro: A Tail of Tech Support“.

There will be three viewing times
12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.
Please RSVP to get tickets here
Free entry

*Please note, in accordance with the COVID-19 NSW Health, please wear a mask and sign in with the QR code.

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