The Art of Self-Surveillance Coming to Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will celebrate the opening of its next exhibition, Walking, Eating, Sleeping, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, in the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery, 3000 General Pershing Blvd.

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will celebrate the opening of its next exhibition, Walking, Eating, Sleeping, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, in the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery, 3000 General Pershing Blvd.

In Walking, Eating, Sleeping, artist Laurie Frick has developed her interest in a future where everything about us can instantly be measured. The concept of logging our daily activity - and adding this habit to our existing routines - has enabled Frick to devise a patterned vocabulary and language for self-tracking.

“Steps walked, calories expended, weight, sleep cycles, time spent online, activities, location, daily mood, micro-journal of food ingested are all part of my daily tracking - simple and easy to collect using iphones and gadgets that point toward a time where complete self-surveillance is the norm.”

Ms. Frick adds: “Numbers are abstract concepts but we recognize pattern intuitively. I’m experimenting with wall-size patterns that anticipate the condition of our daily selves. Very soon walls and spaces we occupy will be filled with easy to decode patterns – a visual record of how we feel, stress level, mood, bio-function captured, digitally recorded and physically produced using 3D printers and laser cutters. Human data portraits transcribed as pattern from all the sensor data collected about us.”

The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The event is come-and-go. No RSVP is required. Dress is casual. For more information, please call 405.951.0000 or visit http://www.oklahomacontemporary.org.

Walking, Eating, Sleeping will run through August 23, 2013 at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. The exhibition will then travel to Marfa Contemporary – the first regional extension of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, located in Marfa, Texas.

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. Founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center offers contemporary arts exhibitions throughout the year, free to the public, as well as youth art camps, adult art classes and workshops, lectures and independent film screenings.

Contact: Carie Benton
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
405.951.0000
cbenton(at)okcontemporg

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