Beyond Punch Cards

May 31, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Innovative ways old & new technologies interlace each other.

The group exhibition Beyond Punch Cards was inspired by a woman who changed the world. Mathematician Ada Lovelace studied the complex engineering behind the Jacquard loom to invent the first computational algorithm in 1840.The analytical engine will weave algebraic patterns like Jacquard looms weave flowers and leaves,” Lovelace said. Since that pivotal moment, artists, designers and technologists from across the globe have explored the links between weaving and coding. In Beyond Punch Cards, an official satellite show of the CURRENTS New Media Festival 2019, independent curators Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya and Renata de Carvalho Gaui unite an international group of artists who straddle the line between these intersecting disciplines.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 31, 5-7 pm

CURRENTS Reception: Friday, June 7, 5-7 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 8, 2-3:30 pm

Artwork in the Exhibition

Pamela Liou
0in x 0in

Diane Thorp & Jer Thorp
Infinite Weft
24in x 242in

Yvonne Martinez
Punch Quilt
66in x 103in

Yvonne Martinez
Virgin Sighting
16.5in x 24.5in

Elizabeth Meiklejohn
0in x 0in

Elizabeth Meiklejohn
proof-of-usufruct #1
14in x 32in x 9in

Gabrielle Dugan
38in x 145in

Erika Diamond
Overshot Safety Blanket (lapghan) - from Imminent Peril
35in x 45in

C. Alex Clark
Aliased Quarry/Diffraction Query
36in x 78in

David Stout
Snow Code
44in x 36in

Aarón Montoya-Moraga
Arpillera Mirror
0in x 0in

Institutional Support