Hans Hallinen, Exhibit, November 2022
Bunnell Street Art Center exhibits installation artist Hans Hallinen. Join us for the exhibit opening on November 4th from 5-7pm, artist talk at 6pm.
“Threshold” exhibits a series of objects designed in cooperation with algorithms and constructed with the support of computer-controlled tools by Anchorage-based artist, Hans Hallinen.
“Technology could use a reboot.
NFTs, social media, cryto-Ponzi-schemes, racially biased facial recognition algorithms, and countless other issues plague the tools we use every day. It’s completely understandable to want to tune out and reject the entire system.
The alternative to disconnecting is to start deconstructing–pulling the machinery apart and learning how things work. Rather than delegate our understanding of software and machines, users can play a more active role in the creation of our own tools, on our own terms, for our own unique purposes.
The objects presented in Threshold is an attempt by a non-expert at using the software and machinery that powers contemporary life for a more poetic purpose. Every step in the process of making, from design to carving, was crafted in cooperation with technology. While the resulting domestic objects are ultimately low-tech in operation, they retain evidence of their machine-assisted creation.”
Hans Hallinen is an Alaska-born artist, designer, and art handler. Hans has earned a BA in sculpture at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he continues to work as the Sculpture Area Technician, as well as the preparator for the Kumura Gallery and Arc Gallery. In addition, Hans serves as a preparator and staff member at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Exhibit Opening and Artist Talk: Friday, November 4th, 2022, 5-7 pm, Artist talk at 6pm.