California Dreamin

California Dreamin

Image: Zach Blas - The Doors, 2019 (Video still) Courtesy of the Artist

 

Zach Blas and Ana Teixeira Pinto in conversation

In this wide-ranging conversation, artist Zach Blas and curator/writer Ana Teixeira Pinto will discuss surveillance, gamification, and the enduring Californian Ideology in relation to Blas's expansive art practice.

Blas's artwork Facial Weaponization Suite, a set of anti-biometric masks featured in the current exhibition Bideo-jokoak: Play Without End, will be considered as an expression of informatic opacity, while his ongoing Silicon Traces trilogy--a series of moving image installations that contends with the beliefs, fantasies, and histories influential to Silicon Valley’s visions of the future--will be approached as a contra-internet aesthetics.