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Signal chains



Mon, Oct 12th, 2020 to Sat, Oct 31st, 2020


11:00 am


Signal chains by Steven Cottingham invites visitors to contemplate differences between reality and realism.

The exhibition titled Signal chains by artist Steven Cottingham is in touch with this era of deep fakes and fake news.

Cottingham suggests that constructed images, like advertisements, shape our reality. These media forms may not truly represent our diverse, individual experiences of reality, and yet they situate us into our daily roles as workers, citizens, and subjects.

By using special software, Cottingham has illustrated doubtful but nonetheless realistic (that is, believable) events. A car burns on a soundstage, using both staged commercial production techniques and spontaneous protest strategies. Heat radiates out from the electronics, giving a physical element to the virtual.

Cottingham hopes for visitors to “grasp the slippage between signs and their signifiers in this disorienting media landscape where nothing seems to add up”


Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

421 Cawston Ave, Unit 103, Kelowna


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