Hacking systems of power with art, glitter and code.
Dreams as Plans.
THROUGH ON CANVAS VISION BOARDS
--->THAT BECOME TOP SEARCH RESULTS
---> GRETCHEN TAKE FAILURES OF THE INTERNET AND USES THEM TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE.
THE INTERNET CANNOT PARSE DESIRE.
TO THE INTERNET “GRETCHEN IS HOPING TO BE ON THE COVER OF ARTFORUM SOMEDAY” IS ONLY “GRETCHEN IS HOPING TO BE ON THE COVER OF ARTFORUM SOMEDAY”
THE INTERNET CAN BE SEEN AS A GLOBAL SUBCONSCIOUS AND, MUCH LIKE OUR OWN SUBCONSCIOUS, IT CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOPED-FOR FUTURE INTENSELY IMAGINED THROUGH ART AND WHAT HAS, IN FACT, ALREADY OCCURRED.
YOU KNOW, LIKE HACKED VISUALIZATION MANIPULATION MANIFESTATIONS THAT ALSO REPROGRAM GOOGLE’S ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OR WHATEVER.
Gretchen Andrew manipulates systems of power with art, glitter and code. She is best known for her playful hacks on major art world and political institutions, including Frieze, The Whitney Biennial, Artforum, The Turner Prize, and The Next American President. In these digital performances she reimagines reality with art and desire. She does this by making assemblage “vision boards” that she programs to become top internet search results. The feminine and trivialized materials of her vision boards purposefully clash with the male-dominated worlds of AI, programming, and political control they also operate within. She trained in London with the artist Billy Childish from 2012-2017. In 2018 the V&A Museum released her book Search Engine Art. Gretchen’s work has recently been featured in Fast Company, Flash Art, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Monopol, Wirtschaftswoche, The Los Angeles Times, and The Financial Times. She is represented by Annka Kultys Gallery
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