Visions in the Nunnery, The Nunnery Gallery, London

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020

Private View: Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 18:00

Opening Hours: Tue to Sun, from 11am-4pm

Nye Thompson’s Programme 2 explores our world through the many new digital systems that have fundamentally changed how we see and exist. Data is harvested, other worlds are imagined and the cataclysmic effect of technology is explored.

Technical innovator Nye Thompson’s work is celebrated for its often weird and unsettling effect, as she pushes the boundaries of digital art by creating data-generating artist software systems to explore the often hidden impact of new technologies. She will premiere the new work /artefact for Visions, originally commissioned by The Lowry’s WEEK 53 Festival, which virtually builds a colossal dividing wall on the un-walked territories of Mars.

24 other artists’ work join Thompson’s from Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland, the US and Wales, contemplating data gathering, other worlds, space, earth and CCTV. Join the digital Disco Islam (Bijan Moosavi), an alternative future for mankind (Stefan Hurtig) and works produced from months spent online during lockdown.

Presenting Judith Alder, John Barlow, Laurel Beckman, Max Colson, Susan Eyre, Dave Farnham, Aurèle Ferrier, Federica Foglia, Tessa Garland, Libby Heaney, Stefan Hurtig, Jo Lawrence, Robert Luzar and Martina Schmücker, Shanna Maurizi, Bijan Moosavi, Finn Rabbitt Dove, George Finlay Ramsay, Elke Reinhuber, Hiroya Sakurai, Dagmar Schürrer, Mattia Spagnuolo, Charlie Tweed.

Visions  is  Bow Arts’ renowned biennial exhibition of moving image, digital and performance art, and this year presents work from 15 countries selected from a worldwide open call. Lead artists Hetain Patel,  Nye Thompson  and  Benedict Drew will all show new films, the themes of which guide the curation of the show’s three programmes.

An online event programme will run throughout the exhibition and all exhibition works will also be available online. Visions 2020 was selected by Tessa Garland, Sophie Hill and Kamila Kuc, together with the lead artists.

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