Portland-based artist Brenna Murphy is interested in digital technology’s capacity to connect and expand human consciousness. For Murphy, digital tools act as an electronic prosthesis that deepens awareness and cognition, rather than as an alien entity outside human experience. Like a labyrinth, her installations, websites, and virtual environments are set up as a series of interlocking spaces that encourage wandering, displacement, and discovery. The title for her exhibition at YBCA, Liquid Vehicle Transmitter, alludes to the fluid property found in much of Murphy’s output.
Artist's Talk: Brenna Murphy
Jul 20, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Large Conference Room
FREE with gallery admission
Brenna Murphy will speak about the development of her work and practice.
Performances by MSHR, Waxy Tomb, and Rubber (() Cement
Jul 21, 2013 8:00pm – 12:00am
The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
MSHR (Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper) will do a special performance at The Lab in conjunction with the Brenna Murphy: Liquid Vehicle Transmitter exhibition on view at YBCA, Jul 19 - Sep 8. The performance will also feature two local experimental noise projects, Waxy Tomb and Rubber (() Cement.
Artworks shown on this page: Brenna Murphy, opaltwins (detail), 100cm x 100cm, digital print, 2013. Courtesy of American Medium.