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Bulloch, Pryde: Sky, Rocks & Digits


Simon Lee / Hong Kong / Art

Critics have speculated that E. M. Forster predicted the internet age, particularly its perils, in his 1909 short story “The Machine Stops,” a work of science fiction. “We created the Machine, to do our will, but we cannot make it do our will now,” he writes. “We only exist as the blood corpuscles that course through its arteries, and if it could work without us, it would let us die.” Over a century later, Forster’s prescient themes remain relevant. This joint-exhibition examines the physical-digital interactions that increasingly mediate how we experience ourselves and our world, by bringing together Angela Bulloch and Josephine Pryde. These two Berlin-based artists share a particular focus on the links between human anatomy and technological processes. Pryde’s photographic series aims to visualize the tactile sensation of scrolling, tapping, and typing. Bulloch presents a sculptural representation of the slippage between digital virtual life and its analog counterpart. —C.J.F.

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