The ODI’s Data as Culture art programme aims to engage diverse audiences with artists and works that use data as an art material.
The 2014 commission explores our relationship with surveillance, privacy, and personal data, taking a critical and sometimes comedic look at the power of open data. Works include pneumatic contraptions, satellite imagery, data collection performances, and knitted data discrepancies.
Art curator Shiri Shalmy talked to Open Data institute’s Art Associate Julie Freeman about the curatorial process behind the 2014 Data as Culture exhibition.
Julie Freeman is the Art Associate at the ODI and heads up the Data as Culture art programme. She is a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London researching the convergence of biological data and kinetic art.*
Shiri Shalmy is an independent contemporary art curator working with artists and public art organisations nationally and internationally.