What I’ve Been Up To
In 2019, my algorithmic (generative) art will be part of Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s Horticultural Heroes exhibition. My rendition of Wangari Muta Matthai was produced through a collaboration with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, using algorithmically-generated imagery.
In 2018 I was in two group exhibitions: the LeoniArt Project in Genoa, Italy and, Probability & Uncertainty at Union College's Mandeville Gallery in Schenectady, NY. "Afrofuturism Amplified in Three Dimensions" included a lecture and maker workshop. In the Union show, I was one of six women artists working with scientific themes.
In 2017 I was in the group exhibition, We Have Always Lived in the Future at Flux Factory in Long Island City, NY. This show was mentioned in Art in America, specifically how the work "presents opportunities for rousing transcendence."
My digital installation, AR Virtual Sounding Space, used physical computing and projection mapping and it was the 2015 feature of Paseo Pop Up, a festival produced by Paseo Projects in Taos, New Mexico. It was a digital projection on the Luna Chapel at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site. The immersive projected piece was inspired by cosmograms, culturally based maps of space and time like the medicine wheel. I performed Electrofunk Mixtape: Illuminus Edition with Hank Shocklee in Boston, MA as part of the Illuminus outdoor festival.
About This Work
Algorhythm is a play on James A. Snead’s essay, “Repetition as a Figure in Black Culture,” which examines concepts such as rhythm and repetition, and disruption (the ‘cut’) in black creative/cultural expression. Here, I make a connection to algorithms in computation, specifically using generative art. My work merges new technologies and computation with vernacular, which is visual and aural, as well as text-based.