Exhibition - Stephanie Dinkins: COMPLEMENTARY

Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 at 12:00pm

Open Source Gallery
306 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Open Source Gallery presents COMPLEMENTARY, a participatory installation by Stephanie Dinkins.

If you were to speak directly to the most powerful person in the world, what would you want them to know about you and your community? How do you want to make an impact on American systems?

In the 20th century, America has been the most powerful nation on the world stage, encouraging the idea that the American president is somehow the president of the world. With perpetual news broadcasts, the world is inundated with data with only the most exciting, outlandish, and exceedingly violent information receiving the spotlight. Sources of information too easily become an open spigot where people deposit their thoughts, often with little room for determining impact.

In COMPLEMENTARY, Dinkins creates an installation to interrogate how we can transform these streams into conversations and provide an alternative platform for our community to contribute to an open source 24-hour news cycle comprised of our collective voices—both cacophonous and amicable at once—to reverberate from the bottom up and broadcast the people’s most common needs, hopes and desires. Visitors are invited to respond to the prompt and step up to the podium surrounded by complementary colored flags to add their voice to the broadcast.

Stephanie Dinkins is a transmedia artist and professor at Stony Brook University where she holds the Kusama Endowed Chair in Art. She creates platforms for dialog about artificial intelligence (AI) as it intersects race, gender, aging, and our future histories. Dinkins earned an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1997 and is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Studies Program. Dinkins is Artist in Residence at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, 2019 Creative Capital Grantee as well as a 2018/19 Soros Equality Fellow, Data and Society Research Institute Fellow Past fellowships and residencies include Data and Society Research Institute Fellowship, Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab, Eyebeam, Pioneer Works Tech Lab, NEW INC, Blue Mountain Center; The Laundromat Project; Santa Fe Art Institute and Art/Omi. Wired, Art In America, Artsy, Art21, Hyperallergic, the BBC, Wilson Quarterly, and a host of popular podcasts have highlighted Dinkins’ art and ideas.

Exhibition Date: October 29, 2020 - December 1, 2020

For appointments, please e-mail: contact@opensourcegallery.org  

Visitors will be admitted in small groups to adhere to social distancing and safety guidelines.

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