It’s Our Playground: Artificial Sensibility


We are delighted to begin our 2017/18 exhibition season with a solo exhibition of new work by Paris-based artist duo It’s Our Playground (IOP), comprised of Camille Le Houezec and Jocelyn Villemont.

Artificial Sensibility continues the duo’s ongoing reflection on artificial intelligence – when technology mimics human cognitive behaviour. Artificial Sensibility reveals a hybrid learning process of automated principles of recognition and basic human methods of education.

Presented via a series of intuitively formed constructs of blended colours, warped shapes and images of natural elements, misunderstanding and ambiguity gives rise to free-form poetic response.

As their core practice, IOP have curated many exhibitions of artists’ work. Artificial Sensibility will be an opportunity to widen their scope of production by collaborating closely with other types of makers, including technical and artisan practitioners with specific savoir-faire.

Artificial Sensibility follows Reconstructive Memory Galerie Valentin, Paris, 2016; Mental Matter, Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, 2016; Deep Screen, Parc Saint-Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, 2015; and Screen Play, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, 2014. It is part of an ongoing exploration into methods of producing, installing, apprehending and distributing an exhibition in physical spaces, online, and in the hard drive of our brains.


 

IN CONVERSATION

Read our latest in-conversation piece with IOP as we caught up with them ahead of the install.


 

Images © IT’S OUR PLAYGROUND:

1. CHERRY_cherry_PEACH_peach, 2017
UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester.
Courtesy of the artists & galerie Valentin, Paris.

2. VIOLET_violet_CORAL_coral, 2017
UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester.
Courtesy of the artists & galerie Valentin, Paris.

3. ORANGE_orange, 2017
UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester.
Courtesy of the artists & galerie Valentin, Paris.

4. OLIVE_olive_LAVENDER_lavender, 2017
UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester.
Courtesy of the artists & galerie Valentin, Paris.

5. ROSE_rose, 2017
UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester.
Courtesy of the artists & galerie Valentin, Paris.

6. SALMON_salmon_EGGSHELL_eggshell, 2017
UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester.
Courtesy of the artists & galerie Valentin, Paris.

COLLABORATORS

Casting and foundry: Benoît Villemont
Graphic design (typography): Camille Garnier and Alex Paraboschi Sound piece: Thibaut Villemont

Exhibition Photography: Julian Lister


 

Artificial Sensibility is part funded by Fluxus Art Projects, a not for profit Franco-British organisation encouraging cross-channel exchanges in visual arts.

Exhibition

DATE:

Fri 22 Sep 2017 - Fri 27 Oct 2017

TIME:

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday 7 October, 11 am– 3.30 pm



Preview

DATE:

Thu 21 Sep 2017

TIME:

5 pm – 7 pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to confirm your attendance.


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