Test Patterns at Flux Factory

Flux Factory: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Visiting by subway: We are located on street level near several wheelchair-accessible subway stops.
7, N, and Q trains to Queensboro Plaza
E, M, and R trains to Queens Plaza
N and Q trains to 39th Ave
F train 21st St. Queensbridge

Test Patterns is a group exhibition that examines the ways in which we interact with technological standards.  Technological standards are visual, auditory, and mathematical references usually held by groups of people to define a physical measurement.  The works in Test Patterns offer an affectionate exploration of individual and collective agency claimed over technology, while exposing the limitations inherent in “universal” calibration techniques.

From color bars and tones to Pictures of Facial Affect (Ekman & Friesen 1976), the artists of Test Patterns have created their own patterns and standards–and have, in some cases, used pre-existing ones–as raw material to interpret, process, and generate entirely new artworks. This exhibit features work from seventeen artists who respond to technical standards using sculpture, drawing, video, sound art, performance, computation, and other media.

Participating artists include: Tom BurtonwoodClaire Corey,  Jason EppinkLouise Foo,  Genevieve HoffmanNoémie JenniferTyler KlinePatrick LeMieuxJesse MalmedDouglas McCulloh, Eric Mika; PARTYSHARD, Martha SkouKate SpeidelCha ToriA.P. Vague and Sarah Zimmer.

Curated by Maddie Hewitt and Roopa Vasudevan. Co-curated by Lee Tusman.

 

▴ Opening Reception ▴

December 5th, 6-10 pm

with performances by Kate Speidel 7-10 pm

 

▴ Closing Reception ▴

December 18th, 6-10 pm

with performances by Kate Speidel and A.P. Vague