previews

  • “Body Mécanique: Artistic Explorations of Digital Realms”

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    The Ohio State University 1871 North High Street
    September 19, 1998–January 3, 1999

    Body art is not exactly news, but as artists are just beginning to explore the intersection of corpus and motherboard, “Body Mecanique” looks timely indeed. Striving to “comprehend life as a hybrid of flesh and information,” Wexner curator Sarah Rogers has corralled a roster of fourteen thoroughly wired artists, including Laurie Anderson, Judith Barry, Brad Miskell, Thecla Schiphorst (who will explore the overlap of choreography and video), and Chris Marker, who’s lately gone high-digital with his lavish CD-ROM project, Immemory. Three themes—“body language,” “the constructed body,” and “body sites”—stake out the show’s territory. One only hopes the Wexner has enough outlets.