AUGUST 3-27, 2023
opening reception, FRIDAY AUGUST 11th; 5-8pm
curated by Kelly Clare
digital slip brought together four artists--Alyssa Moore, Sarah Holloway, Kole Kovacs, and Emma Safir—to consider the human aspects of our digital infrastructures. Their collective push against the invisible and the arbitrary results in unruly, infectious, and textile interventions. Together, their work asks: what options do we have beyond surveillance and autocomplete, rigid interfaces and concealed networks? Glitches become a slippery place, a human break in the streamlined feed. As infographics rebel and a keyboard morphs into woodgrain, viewers are invited to consider how they can reimagine their own relationships with both hardware and software. Meanwhile, the digital window becomes fabric, uncooperative, a thicker glow. We can’t see past the edge of the application. Opening our phones, we find that, like pollen, our networks emit signals. Both inside the gallery and beyond it, our glitches, our seams, our misalignments, provide a necessary “digital slip” in potential.
Kelly Clare is an artist, writer, and curator based in Western Massachusetts. Author of the chapbook NEARLY EARLY ARTLY NEVER (Greying Ghost, 2023), their visual and literary work has been supported by the Vermont Studio Center and publications such as Fence, Prelude, The Digital Review, and Ugly Duckling’s Second Factory. She received her MFA from University of Iowa’s Sculpture and Intermedia Program. They are an editor at Ghost Proposal and teach at Holyoke Community College.
digital slip is part of A.P.E.'s Guest Curator program