Unusual Partnerships Between Humans and Machines
An International Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 21, 2023
Opening Reception: Dec. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley
Arts Council Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
The School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts and the Institute of Applied Creativity at Texas A&M University and the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley present Aberrant Creativity, a juried, international art exhibition.
Please join us at the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley on Dec. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for an opening reception. All artist awards, including Best in Show, will be presented during the reception. Light refreshments will be served.
About the Exhibition
The rise of artificial intelligence-generated art has made many artists rightly nervous. How artists can properly respond to AI is a pressing and open question.
Donna Harraway, in her “Cyborg Manifesto” (1985) wrote: “The machine is not an it to be animated, worshiped and dominated. The machine is us, our processes, an aspect of our embodiment. We can be responsible for machines; they do not dominate or threaten us. We are responsible for boundaries; we are they.”
Aberrant Creativity is an international, juried exhibition exploring the boundaries between our machines and ourselves. It is an opportunity for artists to challenge AI, to seduce AI into creative partnership, or lead it astray into play and joy. Visitors are invited to enter a strange new world in which artists experiment responsibly in embodiment and subversion, invention and hacking, community and connection between the human and the machine.
Amay Kataria, Arne Eigenfeldt, Beilei Ning, Cameron Bremner, Chris Corrente, Claire Thessen, Clodagh Molly Delahunty-Forrest, Derek Chase, Don Bergland, Eman Al-Zubeidi, Emily Bujnoch, Emma Garvey, Ethan Davis, #FFFF00, Ivona Tau, Jeana Eve Klein, Jenn Karson, Kent Watson, Keri Toksu, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Linh Dao, Maricel Reinhard, Meghan Oona Clifford, Michael Hofmann, Morgan Jenks, Nathan Baker, Shane Sutherland, Shannon Cuykendall, Sophie Soobramanien, Stefanos Schultz, Syd Culbert, & Zhi-fang Li
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley
4180 Texas 6 Frontage Road
College Station, TX 77845
About the Organizers
Institute for Applied Creativity
The Institution for Applied Creativity (IAC) is a hub for multidisciplinary collaboration, focused on expanding human creativity and technical innovation. By merging research-based education with active outreach, the IAC aims to empower individuals and organizations to tackle complex challenges utilizing creativity. The IAC’s strategy intertwines experimental, intuitive and analytical techniques to confront worldwide concerns, aiming to place creativity at the heart of education and shape the next wave of innovators.
School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts
The visual and performing arts are well-established and respected programs at Texas A&M. On Sept. 1, 2022, our Dance Science, Performance Studies and Visualization programs joined forces to combine these strengths with world-renowned Aggie expertise in science, engineering and technology. The result: Students will gain the practical, real-world skills and theoretical frameworks needed to become leaders in the highly competitive fine arts world of the 21st century.
The School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts is for students who love to imagine, create, learn and grow. It’s for those who love to explore new ways of seeing the world and who understand the magic that can happen when beauty and technology merge. Leading this new program are faculty and staff with significant experience working at the intersection of theory and practice across the arts, sciences and technology. They include dancers, directors, computer graphics engineers, composers, art historians, sound technologists — and much more.
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley
For 50 years, the Arts Council has served the community with one driving mission: to make the arts accessible to all residents and visitors of the Brazos Valley through funding, promotion, advocacy, professional development and partnership building programs.
We are a multifaceted arts organization supporting over 60 affiliate arts, culture and heritage organizations, regional artists and creative businesses, over 350,000 residents in seven counties, Texas A&M University, Blinn College and over 3.5 million Brazos Valley regional visitors annually.