An exhibition of work by Lilah Fowler and Zoe Mendelson, curated by Zoe Mendelson.
Time & Location
09 Jul 2023, 14:00 – 18:00
French St, Glasgow G40, UK
About the event
Intimate data brings together works where information is translated via expanded painting, printmaking and object-making to project forms of corporeal and technological enlightenment. The exhibition considers an embodied understanding of data – an expression or imbuing of charged information – for which the artwork operates as a seductive filter. An interest in an empathic contemporary – in which our outsides and our insides share knowledge and space itself becomes a part of psychosomatic experience – connects the work.
Opening night on Thursday 22nd June at 6.30pm
Opening Hours 2pm-6pm Wed – Sun
Lilah Fowler is a British-Japanese artist based in London. Moving between digital, analogue and organic methods, form hand-weaving and ceramics to algal growths and bespoke image-generating software, Fowler’s artwork draws on issues of landscape and infrastructure, often influenced by collaborations or conversations with researchers from other disciplines, looking to create a deeper understanding of the geopolitics of our hyper-landscape. Fowler manifests data a textural and physical, referring to its tactile application via urban planning, the management of nature and our tangible, networked, physical experiences. In sculptural-led installations that incorporate textile, clay, found object, film and sound, her work explores the potential for abstraction inherent in any medium, and the possibilities of translation between materials along the spectrum from plastic to pixel.
Zoë Mendelson is a Glasgow-based artist. Her new work – in painting, drawing and installation – visualises a lived experience of micro-managing bio-data as an infographic form of memento mori. Engaging the blood-glucose sensor worn in her arm as a collaborator, Mendelson is producing fantastic works that consider how medical knowledge can be romanticised and potent in the moment of it’s gathering, yet quickly become waste as the body moves on from it. This connects with prior work relating to discarded materials and (pathologies) of excess. The new work connects to moral/critical questions arising from debates around the sharing/harvesting of patient data, alongside post-humanism as a field. The artworks are produced from a lived/cyborgian perspective with the sensor as a co-producer. In wider terms the work makes fabulous a lived experience of chronic health, engaging critical agency in ill-being as a counter to the success narrative of wellbeing that is so dominant.
The exhibition has been organised and curated by Zoë Mendelson.