Workshop on Klecksography
Saturday, March 4th from 2-4 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is a meditation on the similarities and differences between biological and artificial intelligence. Geistdenkenheit, an installation by Tyler Kline, examines how the relatively recent practices of cognitive mapping and cranial scanning have provided insight into the structure of the human psyche as it explores the impact of technology on the psyche and what it means to be human in the 21st century.
The exhibit opens at the Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) on February 16, 2017, and runs through March 25th. An opening reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street, on February 16th from 5-7:30 p.m. The artist will lead a related workshop on klecksography, the process of making images out of inkblots, on Saturday, March 4th from 2-4 p.m.
Geistdenkenheit explores the relationships and differences between the artificial and biological through the lens of a fictional character, Bravo Starkweather, developed by the artist. Starkweather’s psychological journey is documented and displayed at the exhibit with ink blots, bronze and leaded glass casting, 3D printing, laser-cut acrylic and digital video.
Kline is a Philadelphia-based artist who received his BA in Anthropology and Sculpture from Portland State University and a MFA in Installation and Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Kline currently works at the University of the Arts as Curator of the Hamilton Hall Public Initiative and Sculpture Shop Supervisor.