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A.M. Darke in exhibition at UC Irvine

Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art
Desktop computer in a gallery installation, showing digital game Ye or Nay, in front of a floral wallpaper and portrait of Kanye west in matching floral shirt
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 2:00pm to Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 6:00pm

DANM Affiliate faculty A.M. Darke's work 'Ye or Nay? is on view in the group exhibition Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art at the Beall Center at UC Irvine from January 28, 2023 to April 29, 2023. The show will travel from UCI to Gray Area Gallery in San Francisco in Spring 2023

From the exhibition website:

In response to ongoing conversations about systemic inequities, Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art presents a diverse group of seventeen artists and collectives who creatively reimagine the digital tools that shape our lives. The exhibition includes projects that span the last three decades, ranging from software-based and internet art to animated videos, bioart experiments, digital games, and 3-D printed sculptures.

Together, these works explore the aesthetic and social potential of emerging technologies. Some emphasize how digital tools can be repurposed to tell more inclusive stories or imagine new ways of being. Others show how becoming visible within digital systems can be a trap that leads to the technological exclusion, surveillance, and exploitation of marginalized communities. Dynamic and interactive, these projects transform the space of the museum into a laboratory for reflecting on and experimenting with our increasingly powerful “difference machines,” in the hopes of achieving a more equitable future.

Artists List: 
Morehshin Allahyari, Zach Blas, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, A.M. Darke, Stephanie Dinkins, Hasan Elahi, Sean Fader, Rian Ciela Hammond, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Joiri Minaya, Mongrel, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Sondra Perry, Keith Piper, Skawennati, Saya Woolfalk, and Lior Zalmanson