July 13, 2017, 3 PM
Many thanks to the managing director Milena Maffei introducing our participants to the gallery concept and program of NOME and guiding us through the exhibition Failing to Distinguish Between a Tractor Trailer and the Bright White Sky by James Bridle.
Exhibition Dates: April 22 – July 29, 2017
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 3 PM – 7 PM
Address: Glogauer Str. 17, 10999 Berlin
“The title of this exhibition is taken from an accident report into a fatal crash involving an automobile whose self-driving system failed to alert its human driver to an oncoming hazard. The autonomous car and the issues it raises stand in for many of the questions facing us today — from our relationship to technology and artificial intelligence, to the automation of labour and the political opacity of complex systems.
James Bridle worked with software and geography to create the components for his own self-driving car: an autonomous vehicle which learns to get lost. Using freely available tools and research papers, through a process of engineering and self-education, the artist seeks to understand both how to appropriate contemporary technologies for divergent purposes, and, when necessary, how to resist them.” (Text by courtesy of NOME)
James Bridle is a British artist, writer, and theorist based in Athens.
More information on the NOME Website.