Gallery@Calit2 Exhibition: NETWORK ERROR

NETWORK ERROR exhibition in gallery@calit2 opens Jan. 11, 2018.


Date: 2018-01-11to
Time: 5p Panel; 6p Recptn
Location: gallery@calit2 and Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego

Guest Speaker: Trish Stone (Artist) and panelists Michael Trigilio, Pinar Yoldas and Jordan Crandall

Host: gallery@calit2


The Winter 2018 exhibition in the Qualcomm Institute's gallery@calit2, NETWORK ERROR, features a recent work by new media artist and gallery@calit2 principal investigator Trish Stone.  

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:00pm Artist Talk and Panel Discussion with Trish Stone, Michael Trigilio, Pinar Yoldas and Jordan Crandall (Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall)
6:00pm Opening Reception (gallery@calit2 and Lobby, Atkinson Hall)

Exhibition Hours
Thursday, January 11, 2018 through Friday, March 16, 2018
Noon - 5:00pm, Mondays - Fridays
gallery@calit2, 1st Floor, Atkinson Hall
Free Admission

A network error occurs when there is a software malfunction or replication of a virus. For her exhibition, NETWORK ERROR, the artist confronts the social, cultural and institutional network vis-à-vis the virality of her body. By replicating her own body in miniature, Stone iteratively infects/assaults the allegory of the network, calling for revolution as a cure.

3D-printed figurines of the artist carrying protest signs

For the exhibition, Trish Stone has created a squad of 3D-printed 'sel­fies' and uses them to stage tiny protests in public spaces, presenting the documentation as research in the field. Works include a series of photographs, an interactive video game, and a live stream of the ­figurines installed in the gallery@calit2’s interior and hallways.

Visitors are asked to question the scale of their political fear in contrast to their physical space. How big is your fear? How big are you?

The artwork deals with issues of identity and collaboration, how the body is represented and replicated, and the artist explores the relationship between performance and protest. Security and insecurity become the personal and political poles of the landscape, concerned with state patrols while planning for revolution.

Trish Stone gratefully acknowledges the Qualcomm Institute (QI) and the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) for their continued support of the gallery@calit2. The artist also extends special thanks to Visual Arts Professor Michael Trigilio for production and sound design, as well as engineers Frank Cardone and Justin Burger for 3D printing in QI’s Prototyping Facility. 

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Trish Stone is a new media artist whose conceptual art projects deal with issues of surveillance and intimacy. Her project Things I Never Say, in which she used publicly-accessible webcams in San Diego as a platform for performance, was exhibited in 2011 at Art Produce Gallery, along with an Outdoor Video Screening of videos curated along the theme of public space. Selected exhibition venues of Stone’s work have included the Oceanside Museum of Art, Angels Gate Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Works San Jose, California Museum of Photography at UC Riverside, 21Grand in Oakland, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, CA.  Stone holds an MFA (2003) from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Stone continues her interactive, interruptive, interventionist art practice in San Diego, where she serves as ARQiVE Curator, gallery@calit2 Principal Investigator, and Composer in Residence Production Coordinator for Qualcomm Institute, Calit2, UC San Diego. Stone teaches Media and ICAM classes in the Visual Arts Department as a Lecturer at UC San Diego.


Live stream of figurines