How We Make Meaning – Meet (Again!) The Artists!


26 November 2020

How We Make Meaning – Meet (Again!) The Artists!

With QUAD temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, click on the film link below to find out more about the ‘How We Make Meaning’ exhibitions that were currently on display at QUAD before the current lockdown, including Mimi Ọnụọha and Memo Akten in separate solo exhibitions in QUAD Gallery, and Tom K Kemp’s exhibition ‘Napoleon Complex’ in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces. When QUAD reopens the exhibitions will continue until 24 January 2021. FREE Entry

Mimi Ọnụọha (USA/Nigeria) is an artist and researcher whose work in relation to AI highlights the social relationships and power dynamics behind data collection. Mimi is exhibiting a series of works in QUAD Gallery two as part of How We Make Meaning.

Memo Akten (Turkey) is an artist, musician, researcher and philomath. His work and research in Artificial Intelligence / machine learning looks at collaborative creativity between humans and machines. His work Deep Meditations: A brief history of almost everything in 60 minutes on display at QUAD, part of How We Make Meaning, is a large-scale video and sound installation; a monument that celebrates life, nature, the universe and our subjective experience of it.
In ‘Napoleon ComplexTom K Kemp explores weather modelling algorithms used by global catastrophe insurance, speculating on the consequences of their creation at a series of different scales from the economic to the intimate. The project is influenced by Weird genre fiction, in which the protagonists are often the subjects of systems and phenomena which are too large or complex for them to fully comprehend.

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