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"Ill Communication: Advances in Travel and Communication"
2003-01-25 until 2003-03-23
Dundee Contemporary Arts
DCA’s new exhibition, 'ill communication', brings together a fascinating and diverse range of artworks by artists from the UK, USA, Japan, France, Canada and Finland, that engage with technological advances in travel and communication. The exhibition presents various takes on where, how and what we communicate, including formal sculpture by acclaimed British artist Liam Gillick to more ephemeral projects such as a free magazine by New York based artist Aleksandra Mir. Works by Jeremy Deller, Chris Evans, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Laura Horelli, Alan Kane,
On Kawara, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Aleksandra Mir and Philippe Parreno are featured.
One of the highlights of the show is Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane's unlikely use of steam-powered engineering to provide internet access, developed in co-operation with the Scottish Model Engineering Trust. Another work utilises a dysfunctional computer programme created by the Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
'ill communication' also includes iconic works by two of the most influential artists of our time: Jenny Holzer and On Kawara. Their works, made with now outmoded communicative technologies, offer crucial precedents to current artistic practice.
This exhibition has been supported by the Finnish Institute in London and the Canadian High Commission.
DCA's exhibition programme is supported by the Garfield Weston Charitable Trust.
DCA is funded by the Scottish Arts Council, Dundee City Council and the European Regional Development Fund.