We Dream in Database (2010)
Rhizome Curated Exhibition by Will Felker
â€˜We Dream in Databaseâ€™ is ordered under the aegis of Lev Manovichâ€™s opinion (as outlined in his text, â€œDatabase as Symbolic Formâ€) that databases present what would ordinarily be imagined. The works contain many subjects, representative gestures — mediated through the artistsâ€™ visions, accessible to the public by means of the database. If databases are understood as a constant, these works comment on the empirically shared perceptions of (and experiences with) space, across cultures and locations, and reflect on individual experience. I feature these works use of â€˜traditionalâ€™ database (an archive), but also how the database is displaced to draw out expressive effects.