Visible Futures Lab, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

May 2017

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Mani-facture was an exhibition of new work made over seven weeks as Artist-in-Residence at the Visible Futures Lab (VFL). VFL is the digital fabrication lab for graduate art and design students at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Mani-facture refers to the altered relationship of the artist’s hand to the process of making when using software-instructed machinery, in this case a CNC Machine. If the hand usually informs an intuitive exchange with materials, here intention, planning, and result are positioned at a precise remove. The work incorporates the intentional and unintentional uses of MDF in the Lab by students and staff as a primary material for sculptural drawings. The traced textures, embedded lines, and assembled surfaces suggest an immediacy between idea and mechanized execution.

Artist-in-Residence Lecture: