Feb 13–Mar 16
On these dates, enjoy reduced admission ($19 adults; $14 seniors and students) and see Fast Forward and Human Interest. Two floors are closed as we prepare for the 2017 Biennial.
In a present dominated by advancements in technology, Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess transports viewers to an earlier moment—a chess tournament in 1980 at which brilliant but socially awkward computer scientists test their programming and logic skills in a tournament pitting bulky computers against one another. The film, ostensibly produced by the organizer of the tournament, mimics the style of an amateur documentary, using 1980s-era black-and-white video cameras as well as sets and costumes chosen with exacting attention to period detail. Bujalski allows the viewer to observe as the characters tinker with their machines and discuss the scientific and philosophical implications of artificial intelligence. With wit, intelligence, and occasional bursts of psychedelic oddness, Computer Chess draws the analog past into our digital present, reviving the ghosts of a moment defined by technological transition while elucidating our increasingly computer-controlled present and future.
Academy Records and Matt Hanner
Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna
Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab
Critical Practices Inc.
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Radamés “Juni” Figueroa
Gaylen Gerber with David Hammons,
Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu
Tony Greene curated by Richard
Hawkins and Catherine Opie
Yve Laris Cohen
My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon
and Alexandro Segade)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott
Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan
Charline von Heyl
David Foster Wallace