Tom Burtonwood

info graphic for Vision Machines exhibition listing names of the artists, dates and location
  • Vision Machines

  • Tom Burtonwood, Sebastian Ziegler, Mark Andreas, Jip de Beer
  • Videokaffe
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  • Design Lab
  • 30 East Del Mar Blvd
  • Pasadena, CA
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  • Opening reception 6 - 9pm, June 14th
  • June 14th - August 10th
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  • Design Lab

Supplyframe's DesignLab is pleased to present Vision Machines as part of its exhibition series, opening on Friday, June 14th, 6pm - 9pm.

Videokaffe will perform Screen Breach at 7pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

View of gallery, left to right with works by Mark Andreas, Sebastian Ziegler and Jip De Beer. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler
Left to right, Mark Andreas, Sebastian Ziegler and Jip De Beer.
Photo by Sebastian Ziegler
Video sculpture by Tom Burtonwood title Outside In, made in 2019. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler
Tom Burtonwood. "Outside In," 2019. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler

Through video installation and drawing Burtonwood explores how vision is structured and how we make sense of what we see. This exhibition "Vision Machines" will probe the space between observing and surveilling, watching and seeing, the virtual and the real.

Using custom built apparatuses made from networked microcomputer systems Burtonwood will create a series of work designed to explore how technology alters perception.

Video sculpture Schrödinger's cat isn't dead after all, a pinhole camera obscura by Tom Burtonwood
Tom Burtonwood "Schrödinger's cat isn't dead after all, ver 4.0," 2019.

Videokaffe is an international art collective with members in Finland, Germany, U.S.A. and Russia. The group is exploring the intersection of handcraft and modern technology through exhibitions, art residencies and connecting artist studios worldwide.

The exhibition will feature a number of works by members of the Videokaffe collective.

Video sculpture title Control Unit by Sebastian Ziegler Made in 2019. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler
Sebastian Zielger, "Control Unit," 2019. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler"

Burtonwood has worked with Videokaffe over several months on exploring this method of collaboration.

Tom and members of the Videokaffe collective Sebastian Ziegler and Mark Andreas will perform 7pm at the night of the opening a screen breach.*

* Screen Breach is a collaboration method using the world wide web to explore a form of physical telepresence. The collective meets regularly online by connecting their artist studios via webcams and video projectors. Through this process, the members work together as if they are sharing the same space.

The group builds simultaneous kinetic sculptures and makes drawings, these works are partly virtual, partly physical and effect each other in real time. The video happenings function as a bridge between the digital and the analog, creating exciting feedback loops between the artists.

Wall mounted sculpture by Mark Andreas, titled Resistor, made in 2019. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler
Mark Andreas, "Resistor," 2019. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler
3D printed sculpture by Jip de Beer, 2019. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler
Jip de Beer, "Web Space - Google.com & Webspace - Youtube," 2019. Photo by Sebastian Ziegler
Video sculpture Schrödinger's cat isn't dead after all, a pinhole camera obscura by Tom Burtonwood
Tom Burtonwood "Schrödinger's cat isn't dead after all, ver 4.0," 2019.

Tom Burtonwood