against automatism

In a world where mechanization rules, the works in “Against Automatism” privilege the maker’s hand and champion idiosyncratic marks over automatic gestures. They rally around the body as the origin and destination of art. They deploy hardware against itself, transforming the innocent into the knowing, the malevolent into the pure. A face becomes a trace; an ear a tear; a lark a spark. The works in “Against Automatism” are impressions, fantasies, and manifestations of the slim victories of sentience over reason.