GIF for Rollin Leonard’s Anatomize @ Transfer Gallery
A collaborative slideshow of my GIFs and text by Sara Jane Stoner for <legend> </legend> String Literal at Transfer Gallery.
TRANSFER Gallery is pleased to present the second iteration of ‘String Literals’ ::: join us for a Friday evening reveal of new work produced for the exhibition, and the closing reception for <legend> </legend>
::: STRING LITERAL ::: Friday, September 20 ::: 7-9PM :::
Carla Gannis and Justin Petropoulos have orchestrated two artist/writer collaborations, inviting them to react to the manuscript and produce a new work in tandem with the exhibition ::: these ‘string literals’ are an iteration of meaning inserted into <legend> </legend>
STRING LITERAL ::: Chelsea Manning’s Pussy
from Sara Jane Stoner + Faith Holland
‘In Sadie Plant’s book Zeros + Ones, she historicizes an otherwise unarticulated account of women who were central to the field of computing. Beginning with Ada Lovelace in the 19th Century, we can now add to that lineage the venerable Chelsea Manning.
Manning, who gave up her freedom to bring to light, as she has said, “a database of half a million events during the iraq war… from 2004 to 2009… with reports, date time groups, lat-lon locations, casualty figures […] or 260,000 state department cables from embassies and consulates all over the world, explaining how the first world exploits the third, in detail, from an internal perspective” in order for “people to see the truth… regardless of who they are… because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.”
Chelsea’s leak is not only the largest in history, it is also particularly digital: it gave her unprecedented access to documents and enabled them to be shared to the public directly, without a journalistic filter.
For ‘String Literal ::: Chelsea Manning’s Pussy’ we pay tribute to Chelsea and consider her latest brave act: to come out as a woman the day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison. In addition to the work we’ve made, we ask gallery-goers to write, draw, and otherwise create something for Chelsea, all of which will be mailed to her at the United States Disciplinary Barracks in Kansas.’
The new work will debut this Friday evening, join us for a lively night of gallery drinks and the closing celebration of <legend> </legend>.
Happy Labor Day!
Fireworks, from the series Visual Orgasms, Faith Holland, 2013
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