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Sophia Brueckner: Artforum Critics’ Pick

November 27, 2018

Unscripted Interfaces, an exhibition curated by Marialaura Ghidini and featuring many of Stamps Assistant Professor Sophia Brueckner’s algorithmic artworks was recently featured in Artforum:

Kelton is joined by artist Sophia Brueckner, a former Silicon Valley software engineer. In Brueckner’s “Captured by an Algorithm,” 2012-, eight Japanese porcelain plates are lovingly ornamented with “Kindle Popular Highlights” from romance novels. “All she wanted was to matter,” reads one in italics that curve over lightly dabbled pink and red roses, “to be more than an opportunity.” In Code That Sings Itself, 2011, the artist samples herself singing and breathing heavily over the built-in microphone of her computer as a C++ program maps her actions using characters and punctuation. Where Kelton sets up darkly humorous tableaux of alienating IT infrastructure, Brueckner tenderly inserts the self into the language of code. The juxtaposition is disarming and achingly precise: rife with the contradictions of Silicon Valleys all over the world.

The exhibition is open until December 15, 2018 at GALLERYSKE (2 Berlie Street, Bangalore, India 560025).

Sophia Brueckner: Artforum Critics’ Pick