[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Kevin Day – RESUSCITATED ALGORITHMS

Artist Statement

Corrupted Data, Lightjet Print on Archival Paper (2013)

Kevin Day’s resuscitated algorithms is a series of photographic readymades resulting from the reformatting and retrieval of files in a digital camera. The process of resuscitation leaves a body of noise on the presumed seamlessness of data. While data functions by virtue of being the underlying invisible form, executed through the operations of algorithms, resuscitated algorithms seeks to emphasize the presence of the medium, insisting on a refusal of machinic representation and quantification.

  • Kevin Day’s practice examines algorithmic culture, ICT, and mediation, focusing on the prevalence of digital immersion. His work seeks to resist the machinic abstraction by insisting on the presence of noise in the interface of the capitalist communication industry. Day received his MFA from the University of British Columbia and has presented his research at locations such as the Free Word Centre (London), University of Hamburg (Hamburg), and Qubit (New York). He is a contributing author in an anthology of digital memories and has received an award from Routledge Publishing and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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