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Katie Herzog: Object-Oriented Programming by Katie Herzog

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Publisher : Insert Blanc Press
Binding : Hardcover
Pages : 116
Publication Date : 1/24/2013
Condition : BRAND NEW
"Herzog is headed into provocative territory."-Christopher Knight "At the nexus of critical information theory, disjunctive librarianship, and gender and technology studies, ... Herzog's work is a cybernetic handle for us to use, like Palinurus' rudder, to cut through information landscapes across time and space."-Amelia Acker "In our computer age, after the impact of mechanical reproduction has been absorbed into our bodies and psyches, Herzog manufactures unique paintings that communicate with each other and with the Other of technology. These pieces address the power of words and information to be things that physically affect us. Replicating / doubling /embodying / one-step-furthuring that power, she makes them into things, with the effect that the viewer is put into the position of both experiencing the thing and becoming enlightened as to the process of how the information becomes a thing."-Andrew Choate Katie Herzog's cross-disciplinary practice addresses information economies utilizing painting as a mode of representing, producing, and deconstructing knowledge in the public sphere. For her solo exhibition, Object-Oriented Programing, at the Palo Alto Research Center in 2012 (PARC, a Xerox company), Herzog exhibited over fifty paintings in the hallways and lobbies of one of the most storied institutions in the history of information technology. Object-oriented programming is a computer programming paradigm that was introduced by PARC in the early 1970's. This new language used "objects" as the basis for computation (capable of receiving messages, processing data, and sending messages to other objects), as opposed to the conventional programming model, in which a program is seen as a list of tasks. Herzog's exhibition utilizes this concept as a conceptual and epistemic basis for how her paintings function as a language to develop meaning, where "programming" in the exhibition title connotes both contextualized computer programming as well as public programming. Works in the show provide expressive, symbolic, and conceptual narratives of an information era, including "If I Die My Email Password Is," "Documents (Heads You Lose)," and "Information Overload Syndrome," among others. Herzog's practice embodies a unique visionary approach to painting, knowledge production, and artistic research, through a multifaceted engagement of civil service, disjunctive librarianship, and animal-assisted literacy. Katie Herzog received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts at UC San Diego, and studied Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. She currently serves as Director of the Molesworth Institute and is based in Los Angeles, California. This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation.