Data Dust, Dust Data
3 May - 8 June
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Castor is pleased to present Alan Magee’s second exhibition with the gallery; Data Dust, Dust Data, developed during his residency at The Fire Station Studios, Dublin. Encompassing a diverse range of processes, from Virtual Reality, Robotics, Video and Ceramics, this exhibition explores ideas of technology, materiality and the agency of the labouring body.
Data Dust, Dust Data evolved from a broader exploration around the social and cultural role of technology and the value of labour. Noting, that as technological advancements in AI and Automation increasingly become the dominant mediators of human experiences and practices, our direct engagement with materiality inversely decreases. As such, a focal point of this show is the exploration between the handmade and automated or the virtual and the material.
Kindly supported by
Alan Magee: Immaterial Machine Flesh at MOCA, London
1 - 31 May
Running alongside Data Dust, Dust Data, Magee has created Immaterial machine flesh specifically for the MOCA Web Exhibition series. Whilst being a stand-alone body of work, it was made in conjunction with Data Dust, Dust Data. Both shows, (one virtual, one real) evolve from a broader exploration around the social and cultural role of technology and the value of labour.