STANDARD PRACTICE PRESENTS:
KEITH TILFORD - “VITREOUS ACCRETION”
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
STANDARD PRACTICE is proud to present a one-night only show by Keith Tilford, “Vitreous Accretion”, curated by Jess English.
THE ARTIST: Keith Tilford is an artist and theorist living in Brooklyn, NY. He uses 3D modeling, digital animation, and drawing to explore and synthesize themes from architecture, gaming, science fiction, geology and abstraction. He is interested in a methodological understanding of art as a cognitive technology for constructing models and simulations.
“One of the immediate questions following ecological and environmental changes or technological developments that dramatically affect existence is the same as that which comes after a revolution: who is going to pick up the garbage? In these works, I decided to counter this question with equally speculative ones: what if it began to pick up itself? What if this sensible obsolescence was of everything we recognize as ‘human’, ‘life’ or ‘thought’? What if geologies, buildings, cities or capitalism were forms of sentience wavering between growth and decay, more machinic or crystalline than biological, replicating and integrating their failures and incompletion where hard geometries break and clash or become soft and mix.” --Keith Tilford
As a theorist, Tilford’s current research is focused on the history of art and technology in relation to the computer, and the history and philosophy of models in the sciences. His artwork has appeared in Urbanomic’s philosophy journal Collapse and his writing has appeared in Design Ecologies. He is currently working on an abstract graphic novel and frequently presents his research publicly at conferences and symposia. He is a co-organizer and founding member of the Fixing the Future platform along with Diann Bauer, Josh Johnson, Suhail Malik, and Mohammad Salemy.
THE ORGANIZERS: Standard Practice is an artist-run initiative out of Brooklyn, founded by Jess English and Eric Feigenbaum. In June, Standard Practice premiered four solo and two-man shows on the Bowery. Further exhibition and emerging artist support is planned through 2015 and beyond.