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Gretchen Andrew

Future News

Monterey Museum of Art

August 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Future News reframes conversations about truth online in terms of what search engine artist Gretchen Andrew calls “positive failures.”  By using her vision boards to playfully hypnotize Google search results, she exposes the inherent and structural limitations of 1s and 0s binary technology while simultaneously using these limitations to reclaim the internet as a forward-thinking tool of possibility. The feminine and trivialized materials of her vision boards purposefully clash with the male-dominated worlds of artificial intelligence, programming, and political control they also operate within.

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. Read More.  

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PDF of works within Future News.

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