Barry Whittaker

An Aversion to Nature

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Anima+
Electronic Language International Festival

Sitting in a room, in front of my computer, I see the garden outsideand watch the movement of insects between flowers. I imagine nature viewing as it might be understood by a machine. In this work, objects, patterns, and details float in the mind of a computer that has seen nature, but this machine only dreams of the world as an elaborately patterned fabric.

Barry Whittaker is a multimedia artist, designer, musician, and educator. He has taught in the U.S., France, China, and Japan, and has exhibited extensively across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Selected exhibitions include: ArtFarming a collaborative project with the Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, Japan; Hors Pistes Japon, organized by the Centre Pompidou and presented in Tokyo, Japan; Throwing Things at the Sky, which opened at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan; #TAGGING ART#, an exhibition with Vision Magazine, Shanghai, China; Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Denver, Colorado; STROBE Network, at FLUX Factory, Long Island City, NY; and Playpublik at FORUM, Krakow, Poland.