Black & White Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Scott Kildall. Highlighting three series created over the last year, the San Francisco-based artist continues his interest in data and digital process through several mediums and outputs. Through water-jet etched stone, Strewn Fields maps the impact of asteroids after they enter Earth’s atmosphere and disperse into hundreds of meteorites. Celebrity Asteroid Journeys uses asteroid orbital data and estimates of spaceship velocities to chart currently impossible travels via silkscreen prints on panel. And Machine Data Dreams memorializes transitional technologies used for art production by translating their raw analog outputs into crude digital signals rendered on etched anodized aluminum and video. The exhibition is on view October 28 through November 26, 2016. An artist reception will be hosted on Saturday, November 5, and a special interactive workshop, Choose Your Own Asteroid Journey, will be presented Saturday, November 19, 12-3pm (RSVP encouraged).
The work in Machine Data Dreams was created through the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission and the SETI Institute’s Artists in Residence Program.
Scientists have identified nearly 500,000 asteroids in our solar system and have named only a small percentage of these, often after celebrities chosen by a small committee. In this workshop, you can name several asteroids after whomever or whatever you want, from people to places to concepts and trace out an imaginary journey between them. The result will be a custom printout of your own journey between your own set of asteroids. *This is a one-on-one series, so RSVP encouraged
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Scott Kildall is cross-disciplinary artist who writes algorithms that transform various datasets into 3D sculptures and installations. The resulting artworks often invite public participation through direct interaction. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the New York Hall of Science, Transmediale, the Venice Biennale and the San Jose Museum of Art. He has received fellowships, awards and residencies from organizations including Impakt Works, Autodesk, Recology San Francisco, Turbulence.org, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Kala Art Institute and The Banff Centre for the Arts.