June 10, 2016 – May 31, 2017
Mouse in the Machine: Nature in the Age of Digital Art features fifteen digital and software-based artworks by twelve artists from the Thoma art collection to examine the intersection of technology and nature. Using customized software and code, the artworks simulate lifelike biological and ecological systems to emulate the passage of time, seasons and lifecycles.
The exhibition features a video art aquarium by Nam June Paik, realtime generative computer animations by John Gerrard and Marina Zurkow, an interactive augmented reality conveyor belt by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and drawings produced by the world’s first and most successful artificially intelligent painting machine, created by Harold Cohen.
Artists included in the exhibition are Jim Campbell, Daniel Canogar, Harold Cohen, John Gerrard, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, James Nares, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Alan Rath, Daniel Rozin, Stephen Wilkes, and Marina Zurkow.