In linguistics, code-switching occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation. But beyond this connotation, code-switching is a phenomenon that references any way in which we subtly, reflexively change how we present ourselves. It becomes a means of expressing different parts of our individual identities, in different cultural and linguistic spaces.
Highlighting this spectrum of code-based art, the work in code/switch will explore technology as subject as well as medium, and will offer a survey of art that critically reflects on the creative use of tech, through a socio-cultural lens. This immersive and interactive exhibition brings together a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media.
Artists: Alejandro Acierto, Hiba Ali, Yeohyun Ahn, Blair Bogin, Jenna Boyles, Nick Briz, Julietta Cheung, Nuala Clarke, Sasha de Koninck, Tirtza Even, Lindsey French, Crystal Gandrud, Audra Jacot, Eve Kalugin, Jaehyun Kim, Taehee Kim, Avital Meshi, Laura Moore, Selden Paterson, Kanthy Peng, Rose Pettuls, Jane Claire Remick, Anna Russett, Annina Rüst, Alex Saum, Allie Shyer, Jesse Seay, Chelsea Thompto, Stefanie Yan, Megan Young, Jia Zhao.
Juror: Kayla Anderson