Sunday, May 14, 2006

Questions Concerning Technology

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The works in tonight’s program examine, use, and imagine technology in provocative ways. Collectively they ask not only how do –or might– technologies affect us, but how they determine our images and imaginings of the world. From fairgrounds to the Zuse strip, from push buttons to cars, video games, reproductive and waste technologies, the works explore our cyborg nature. Created using either hand-processed film, cgi, appropriated tv, or plain old cameras, and made for the big screen or the i-pod, works include Kerry Laitala’s Orbit, Caspar Stracke’s Zuse Strip, Gibbs Chapman’s Push Button: A History of Idleness & Ignorance, Scott Stark’s Driven, Pawel Wojtasik’s Dark Sun Squeeze, Yin-Ju Chen and James T. Hong’s Suprematist Kapital, and Hong’s The Coldest War Part 1.

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