On view through October 3rd
Reception: Tuesday, September 26th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 3rd, 3:30-5:30 PM
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs is presenting a collection of interactive works in the exhibition “Future Reboot.” The exhibition may be viewed now through Oct. 3 in the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, which is located on the top floor of the HCCC Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the street from the Journal Square PATH Transit Center. The exhibition has been timed to coincide with the opening of the College’s new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Building at 263 Academy Street in Jersey City on Tuesday, September 19.
The Future Reboot exhibit, coordinated by HCCC Associate Professor Jeremiah Teipen, challenges viewers to rethink their relationship to the changes in both natural and human-made environments, and to each other. The multimedia works on display create new meanings to scientific, mathematical and technological practices.
The rate of scientific discovery has accelerated at warp speed. Electronic technology is relentlessly creating new virtual spaces while making objects obsolete. Computer-aided engineering has utilized mathematical algorithms to change everything from what we wear to the spaces we inhabit. Meanwhile, the dark cloud of devastating environmental change looms large. With all these forces at work, it may seem that our current reality is taken straight from science fiction. And the future seems closer than ever and gaining on us. Whether that future is utopian, dystopian or otherwise may depend on the ability of the arts to make these changes understandable, personal and relatable so that we as individuals can gain the agency to affect our futures.
Whether as a process or tool, a critique or a reflection of our society, the artists in this exhibition use science, technology, engineering and math to create art that questions our current trajectory and asks viewers to rethink our relationship to these changes, to our environments, both natural and human-made and to each other. Before we can arrive at any answers, we must first create a path by understanding the questions.
The Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
Located on the top floor of the HCCC Library Building
71 Sip Avenue. Jersey City, NJ 07306
(next to the Journal Square PATH Station)
Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.