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Aberration

Shane Nicholas

Middle Gallery
14 Apr 2018–5 May 2018

Opening 13 April, 6–8pm

Aberrations are the deviations in form that occur, distinguishing a copy from the original. The forms in this exhibition are all copies that have been produced using imperfect methods of reproduction, causing the aberrations to produce new forms that are more definitive of the processes used in their production than how they relate to their parent forms.

This is a response to the use of online data collection to shape real world politics. As the means used to collect and filter data are limited by a lack of proper context and subject to fit a narrow purpose, the end model of such data collection is a poor reflection of its origins. The resulting world produced through covert data collection tactics is filled with distorted values and filtered perceptions, like an alternative universe that barely reflects its origins. This world is more descriptive of the desires and motivations of its algorithmic overlords than the needs of the populace from which it derived its data.

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