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World Processor

March 24, 2017, through May 28, 2017
Ingo Günther, installation of the World Processor series at Hood Downtown, illuminated globes. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Location: Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH

Art encompasses all things, so it is not surprising that artists have embraced big data as both a tool and a subject of their work. Ingo Günther, who studied ethnology and cultural anthropology at Frankfurt University and sculpture and media at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, has been mapping data onto a sea of illuminated globes in his World Processor series for fifteen years. The series is now internationally renowned and numbers over one thousand objects, a selection of which will be available to Hood Downtown visitors for the first time. The artist’s envisioning of complex data on physically identical but content-specific illuminated globes foregrounds scientific, economic, and historical information to create multilayered accounts of the relationship between humans and the planet.

This exhibition is paired with Mining Big Data: Luis Delgado-Qualtrough and Amy Balkin in the Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center, from March 24 through April 30. Both exhibitions reveal how artists use information to create new forms and ways of understanding global issues.... read more

Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough

March 24, 2017, through April 30, 2017
Mining Big Data: Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough on view in Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Location: Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center

Art encompasses all things, so it is not surprising that artists have embraced big data as both a tool and subject of their work. In very different ways, Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough use data-driven research to grapple visually with such topics as climate change, the demands on global natural resources, carbon emissions, solar energy, and the effects of various human activities on a global scale. Amy Balkin’s poster titled The Atmosphere: A Guide explores the influence of history and politics on the Earth’s atmosphere. Luis Delgado-Qualtrough tackles the problem of carbon accumulation with 10 Carbon Conundrums, a word-and-image essay that recombines historical events, dates, and GPS coordinates.  This exhibition is paired with Ingo Günther: World Processor on view at Hood Downtown from March 24 through May 28. Both exhibitions reveal how artists use information to create new forms and ways of understanding global issues.

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