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Exhibition - Cloud of Petals

  • Date: January 13, 2018
  • Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Venue:
    8371 North Interstate Avenue
    Portland, OR 97217

Disjecta is proud to announce the second exhibition by Curator-in-Residence Julia Greenway. Sarah Meyohas’s Cloud of Petals presents new and previous work together that examines themes of beauty and labor in an automated society. 

This multi-layered project began in 2016 at Eero Saarinen’s Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey, where the artist organized a crew of 16 men to pluck the petals off 10,000 roses. These performers selected and photographed each petal according to the artist’s stringent guidelines. The images were then uploaded to a cloud server, where they became “inputs for an artificial neural network”, an algorithm that builds, connects, and intertwines to create a system that is self-learning, rather than programmed.

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