curated by Shelly Leavens and Jana Brevick
We find ourselves deep in the seductive age of the all-powerful and hyper-programmed machine, from 3D printers to robotic technology. What are artist’s responses to this age and do they embrace or reject the chance to experiment with new technology for art-making? Reactionary and temporal, Enigma Machine artworks examine, in part, age-old questions of human-machine interaction. Visitors will see 2-D works created by machine, mechanical sculpture, electronic and light works that rely on the artist’s programmed process to create, or ask for the viewer’s participation.
Artwork featured will include new and recent pieces from Seattle artists Claude Zervas, Maggie Orth, Mark Vonrosenstiel and Meghan Trainor, the classic film Der Lauf Der Dinge (The Way Things Go) by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, performative kinetic sculpture 56L by Danish artist Henrik Menné, interactive electronic work by Samson Young of Hong Kong and early and mid-career works by seminal light artist Thomas Wilfred.