Can We Fall In Love With A Machine?

Jose Carlos Casado, Jean Dubois, Claudia Hart, Micheal Ferraro, Lyn Hughs, Simon Laroche, Catherine Ikam, Louis Fléri, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Thecla Schiphorst, Mary Ellen Strom, Mari Velonaki, Young-Hae Chang

1/1/2006 - 4/1/2006

The classical myth of Pygmalion and Galetea runs deep in the history of both art and love. An isolated sculptor creates a beautiful statue mirroring unconscious amorous passions so heated that they ignite her, endowing her with life. In contemporary culture, such myths take a technological form as they have been created in an era when pouring one’s heart out to a computer is a norm. Can We Fall in Love with a Machine? is an exhibition that poses a question to a group of artists who responded by creating virtual beings capable not only of reflecting our amorous desires but also of emoting in return. With guest curator, Claudia Hart.

Participating artists: Jose Carlos Casado, Jean Dubois, Claudia Hart and Michael Ferraro, Lynn Hughes and Simon Laroche, Catherine Ikam + Louis Fléri, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Thecla Schiphorst, Mary Ellen Strom, Mari Velonaki, and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries