MIT List Visual Arts Center present Oliver Laric. Versions
MIT List Visual Arts Center announce Oliver Laric. Versions on view February 8–April 7, 2013.
Oliver Laric’s ongoing Versions (2009–) reflects the conditions of our digital world: how original and copy, event and document, are collapsed in a flattened information space where everything is a click away from everything else. Laric’s sculptural and online-based practice addresses how the ontology of the digital affords new epistemic and affective patterns of experience and understanding. Versions evinces how images and objects are continually modified to represent something new, from Roman copies of Greek sculptures, to doctored and augmented images, remixes, and GIFs. The differing versions of Versions themselves address this ongoing history of iconoclasm and copyright. Laric’s exploration of the nature of images and objects in digital space reveals the internet not merely as a space of representation but of direct experience, as the real world is increasingly mediated by screens, and knowledge is replaced by “searching.”
Support for the presentation of Amalia Pica at the MIT List Visual Arts Center has been provided by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation. Amalia Pica and Oliver Laric: Versions received generous support from the Council for the Arts at MIT, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Office of the Associate Provost at MIT, the MIT List Visual Arts Center Advisory Committee, and the Friends of the List.
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