Opening Reception: October 20, 7 p.m.
SCI-Arc is pleased to announce a new SCI-Arc Gallery exhibition, Apophenia by David Ruy and Karel Klein of Ruy Klein.
The pictures and models in this gallery installation simultaneously incorporate GIS and CG technologies to design a composite world. A seamless collage of documentary evidence, the world depicted in this exhibition de-familiarizes survey data recorded by the USGS and assembles a visual fiction. Media technologies such as Google Earth have popularized what was once an impossibly distant perspective of our world. From this god-like distant perspective, the mesmerizing beauty of the world is now available to behold from any cell phone. Aerial photographs represent a difficulty for the beholder—no matter how beautiful or coherent, these pictures are without meaning. They tell no stories outside of the stories we project onto them. This SCI-Arc Gallery installation is an examination of how in the presence of these meaningless pictures we find the ever-present apophenia of the human being—the need to see meaning and relationships where none exist.
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