Nick Montfort at Boston Cyberarts Gallery

After_Jasper_Johns__by_Montfort__2 copyPrograms at an Exhibition – Nick Montfort and Páll Thayer

From March 6-16, Nick Montfort will have an exhibition with Páll Thayer at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. (, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

In Programs at an Exhibition, two artists who use code and computation as their medium continue the sort of work others have done by representing visual art as music, by recreating performance pieces in Second Life, and by painting a mustache and goatee on a reproduction of the Mona Lisa. Programs at an Exhibition presents computer programs, written in Perl and Commodore 64 BASIC, each running on its own dedicated computer. The 20th century artworks reenvisioned in these programs include some by painters and visual artists, but also include performances by Joseph Beuys and Vito Acconci. All of the underlying code is made available for gallery visitors to read; they are even welcome to take it home, type it in, and run or rework these programs themselves.

Shannon Larkin

Shannon Larkin

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