Ghost in the Machine

1994, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Book cover for Ghost in the Machine featuring intro text on the right side and a faded handprint in the upper left corner.
1994, MIT List Visual Arts Center

paper, 10 pages, 9 b/w illus.

The capabilites of digital imaging challenge our assumptions about photography’s role in relation to issues of authenticity and reality, while also revealing how sophisticated new technologies allow artists unprecedented freedom in the creation and manipulation of photographic images. The six artists represented in this exhibition employ conceptual art strategies while maintaining a focus on the human form and human condtion. The heightened sense of reality created in these human and machine collaborations can seem the work of a spectral presence born during the interactive process. Artists in the exhibition are Anthony Aziz & Sammy Cucher, Keith Cottingham, Jeff Wall, and Michael Wenyon & Susan Gamble. Essay and artists entries by Ron Platt, assistant curator, List Visual Arts Center.