Angie Rengifo - Blue Feeling
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The blue screen of death (B.S.O.D) refers to the screen that appears on Windows OS when the computer is unable to recover after a system error. In that moment the machine loses the ability to answer the simple commands for which it’s created; technically, it’s no longer useful and begins to exist for itself, it launches problem solution protocols and tries to reach its own homeostasis, it becomes a meta-machine. This state of susceptibility is homologue to organic existence. In -Blue Feeling- two chatbots profess, babble and repeat disjointed phrases trying to break the ice between them: they are two damaged artificial intelligences that are together in their clumsiness. In his attempt to express itself, they stumble upon loops of human language in which moving forward and making sense becomes really difficult. The language transforms in a field of misunderstanding, an inability to communicate, too frustrating and superficial. An interaction between two machines that are too human.
Even if Angie Rengifo insists that she doesn’t understand how machines work, actually, she may relate with them. Angie has found a mirror for expressing her naive and singular gaze, surprised by the ease with which the rest of humans communicate with each other and suspicious of the modern world’s dizzying speed. Behind experiments, saturated with of obviousness, mental inertia, clichés and bad jokes, there is an estrangement about how we relate to objects and the creatures who surround us, the attempt of dialogue, the disharmony between form and content, and language dysfunctions.
Her work has been shown at exhibitions such as 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas (Bogotá), Salón de Arte Joven – 2017 (Bogotá), The Wrong Biennale (Online).
…by artists is an artist-led curatorial programme, where selected artists present online work and invite their peers to create a succession of content around the yearly theme for a period of two weeks. This strand of AOS aims to create networks between continents of digital artists as the current exhibiting artist is then asked to invite the next artist to participate in the project, keeping the chain going. The digital collage created through the ongoing series will become automatic, exploring various ideas as it develops, and aims to form a conversation between peer groups and acts as a stage for presenting new work by emerging artists.