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Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Stranger Visions

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. Traversing media ranging from algorithms to installation, her work seeks to question fundamental assumptions underpinning perceptions of human nature, technology and the environment. One of her more recent projects, which is presented at Clocktower Gallery, is Stranger Visions.

In Stranger Visions, Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in public places. Working with the traces strangers unwittingly leave behind, she calls attention to the impulse toward genetic determinism and the potential for a culture of genetic surveillance.

Open House, Open Studios 24 January

Join us as we open the studios of three artists now working in the Clocktower Gallery Production Studios this month and view new and developing projects: Heather Dewey-Hagborg reveals explorations in displaying genetic data collected and distilled during her residency at The Clocktower Gallery and GenSpace. Richard Garet unveils three new multi-channel audio and video works that coexist in conversation with one another, within the same environment, and collectively establishing an intertwined reception of the work. Andrew Haik Demirjian is a media artist combining computer programming, conceptual art practices and musical forms to create systems that dynamically grow and change based on user input or self-reflection. For the open house he will be showing multi-channel excerpts of the Grand Canyon work as well as recent iPad interfaces for experimental documentaries and javascript text pieces. The event takes place at the Clocktower Gallery in Tribeca on January 24, 2013 at 6pm, no admittance after 7pm. RSVP is required to