Records and Wireframes
CENTRESPACE, Dundee Contemporary Arts
Nov 9 – 19, 2017
Records and Wireframes presents moving image works by artists Paul Dolan (UK) and Paul Walde (Canada) alongside skeletal remains of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger, on loan from the collection of the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. Curated for NEoN by artist Kelly Richardson to accompany her exhibition at DCA, The Weather Makers, Records and Wireframes explores themes around climate change and screen culture with allusions to the past, present and future.
Carrying on from themes explored in The Weather Makers, Records and Wireframesshows the work of artists who, through their art, are creating digital records expressing how we understand our world today. These art works, like the fragmented thylacine skull, may become artifacts that future archaeologists consider in their search to appreciate how, in 2017, inhabitants of Earth understood the global environmental crisis facing them.
Paul Walde is an intermedia artist, composer, and curator. His work has been exhibited across the United States and Canada. Walde currently lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia, where he is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Department Chair at the University of Victoria.
Paul Dolan is an artist, animator and musician, interested in the materiality of media and how it relates to ideas surrounding ‘nature’ and ‘environment’. He is a current PhD candidate at Northumbria University where he is exploring changing notions of materiality within computer simulation-related contemporary art. He currently lives and works in North East England, where he is Senior Lecturer of Animation at Northumbria University.
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