Queen's Quarterly

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Queen's Quarterly

STANZA

 

Spring 2020 - STANZA

The Nemesis Machine

 

The Nemesis Machine – From Metropolis to Megalopolis to Ecumenopolis is an ever-evolving artwork, always different and always expanding. It has become a multi-layered installation incorporating concepts of data ownership, surveillance, real-time space, and urban environments, as well as systems-based metaphors for interactive and generative spaces. The artwork creates a tension that operates critically between utopian optimism and dystopian dysfunction. The machine is acting to liberate us through technology with overtures to open processes, while at the same time making us complicit in its restrictive system of control …

BIO:

STANZA is a British artist based in London. His work on net art systems includes audiovisual installations, videos, paintings, software, and public engagement artworks.