A Jo Shane Project
April 12th - 28th, 2019
Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
322A Canal Street, New York City
DISCLAIMER is a new conceptual installation from artist Jo Shane that explores algorithms' increasing role in our everyday lives. Presented by Wallplay ON CANAL, the show will be on view from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 322A Canal St.
DISCLAIMER will feature 48 photographs that depict a screenshot as found when spinning quickly between Instagram stories (a method that mimics a behavior known as “instapeeping”). Within an order prescribed by Instagram’s proprietary algorithm, Shane extracted adjacent story posts from her personal feed that struck her as visually or contextually compelling. Now placed in dialog, the pairings elicit new threads of meaning, thus revealing the ultimate powerlessness we have over our own story within this liminal digital space. ‘Disclaimer’ refers to the lack of responsibility Shane will take for displaying unhindered images from the public domain, which she asserts are property of the algorithm once posted.
Displayed in the vernacular of the preexisting merchandise culture of Canal Street, all artworks in DISCLAIMER will take the form of for sale objects, or “units”. Each screenshot will be face mounted to plexiglas and installed on mobile phone car holders. The unit price of $250 will be negotiable, furthering the project’s accessible and interactive format. For the duration of the project Shane will be referred to as Designer / Artist / Merchant, principle of JS.Enterprises, as an extension of the deliberate duality of the project.
For more information contact
@___disclaimer___ @joshanestudio #oncanal