Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!
Oct. 5, 2013 – Aug. 31, 2014
Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building
2013. Mixed Media Installation. Collection of the artist.
2011. 100% Aluminum Foil. Collection of Paul Yandura.
Vending machine. Gift of the artist.
2010. Aluminum kitchenware and junk jewelry. Collection of the artist.
From the collection of Mary Carter Owens and Vel-Holly Fleming
1975 Fir and birch plywood. Gift of the artist.
About the Exhibition
"AVAM’s 'SINGULARITY' exhibition sought to explore the blessings, alongside the justifiable fears and dangers, of the rapidly increasing power, presence, and influence of technology in our lives. The goal was to do so in plain language. Expressed through the eyes of 40+ visionary artists, cutting-edge futurists, and inventors, AVAM sought to promote an honest contemplation of the future of warfare, personal privacy, and transhumanism (the very real effort to download soul, intellect, and human memory into a machine that will not die or grow old.) Pleasing an audience of Nobel Prize Laureates and schoolchildren alike, this show asked, 'Two billion personal computers later, post DNA-sequencing, are we on the road to becoming a better, healthier, happier, less warlike, human race?'" - Founder, Director, and Chief Curator, Rebecca Hoffberger
our generous sponsors
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Dobkin Family Foundation, The Philip & Harriet Klein Foundation, Inc., Max's Taphouse, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pakula, Urban Chic
Ann and Harvey Clapp, Jane Daniels, DLA Piper, John J. Leidy Foundation, Just Folk/Marcy Carsey & Susan Baerwald, Key Tech, Linehan Family Foundation, Thomas & Linda McCabe. The Alvin & Louise Myerberg Family Foundation, Arnold & Alison Richman, Sims Recycling Solutions, Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, Aegon Transamerica Foundation Baltimore
Robert E. Meyerhoff & Rheda Becker, Mary Catherine Bunting, Richard & Rosalee C. Davison Foundation, Barbara and Louis Denrich, John Sondheim & Emily Greenberg, George & Betsy Hess/MIDABI Philanthropic Fund, Maryellyn Lynott, Two Boots Pizza
Charles C. Baum Foundation, Mike & Patti Batza, Lois & Philip Macht Family Philanthropic Fund, Sayra & Neil Meyerhoff, Joan Develin Coley & Lee Rice, Eric Siegel & Family, Jan Weinberg
AVAM would like to thank the following public institutions for their generous annual operating support – Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland State Department of Education, The Citizens of Baltimore County & the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences, The Howard County Government & the Howard County Arts Council